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Taking proper care of your HVAC system

Your heating and air conditioning can last for decades . . . that is, as long as you take good care of them. There are certain maintenance measures that are necessary to getting the most life out of your HVAC, and to helping it work at its optimal level while it is around. Here is what you need to know about taking proper care of your HVAC system:

Changing the filters:

The filters are what stands in between the air you breathe and the ductwork and inner mechanics of your HVAC system. Therefore, they serve the very important purposes of keeping your lungs clean and your system functioning efficiently. Your filters should be changed about once a month; use high-efficiency filters whenever possible.

Cleaning the coils:

 This maintenance measure should be performed at least once a year, in order to keep the HVAC coils free of things like mildew and mold growth. To clean the coils, remove the access panel of your air handling unit with a screwdriver (be sure to wear safety gloves), and then spray the coils down with a water hose.

Cleaning the outside unit:

Any component of your HVAC that is outside of your home is vulnerable to debris build up. Make it a point to inspect that area on a regular basis, and to clean out any dirt, dust, algae, mildew, and/or yard waste that may be accumulating either in or underneath the unit.

Professional maintenance:

 There are certain aspects of general HVAC maintenance that must be handled by a professional. These include changing out the refrigerant, checking for and repairing gas leaks (if applicable), and inspecting the motor, compressor, burner, ignition system, control system, and heating elements, among other things. Be sure to schedule annual and seasonal HVAC checkups with a company you can trust.

Your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system is central to your home’s health, and to your comfort and wellbeing. Therefore, it is important that you take proper measures to ensure its optimal functioning. You need a team of HVAC professionals on your side. We have the know-how and dedication necessary to providing you with thorough and reliable HVAC care services. Call us today.

Fast Heating and Air Conditioning Repair

(704) 228-7323