HVAC Maintenance Tips You Should Always Keep Handy

Heavy usage on its own doesn’t doom your HVAC system. However, if you keep relying on your system to keep your home comfortable in our temperamental Florida climate without giving it a little extra TLC, then it’s only a matter of time before the system becomes severely fatigued. The good news is you can do the easy HVAC maintenance tasks that are listed below to keep your home-comfort system in tiptop shape.

Change Your Filters Regularly

You can easily and effectively keep your air-conditioning system at its peak by changing the air filter every month. A dirty filter makes the system work harder to keep your home comfortable. A clean filter reduces the burden on your air conditioner significantly, helping you lengthen its life span. What’s more, replacing your air filters regularly won’t hurt your wallet.

Adjust Your Thermostat

If you’re normally away from home for a long period every day, set your thermostat to a higher temperature than usual for the period you’re away. That will lessen the time your AC unit has to run each day, in turn extending its life.

Clear the Area Around the Condenser Unit

Over time, debris and shrubs can accumulate or grow around your condenser unit and restrict its airflow. This forces the unit to work harder to keep your house cool. Rake any debris away from the unit and prune any bushes or branches away to be at least 2 to 3 feet away from the unit.

Check the Wires

It’s a good idea to give your HVAC wiring a visual checkup regularly. Turn the power to the unit off and then check the condition of the wires. Open the unit’s access panel and look for burned or blackened wiring. If you spot any, call in a professional.

Get Professional HVAC Maintenance

An annual HVAC tuneup is essential to keeping your HVAC equipment up and running throughout the year. Some of the tasks your technician will carry out during a typical tuneup include:

  • Testing the internal parts to ensure they’re functioning correctly.
  • Cleaning the unit.
  • Observing the system function for a complete cycle.

Performing these HVAC maintenance tasks will help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and save you money in the process. If you need professional HVAC maintenance, repair, or replacement services in Palm Beach, Indian River, or Martin counties, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating.

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