The function of an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system is to help maintain a comfortable temperature in your home, as well as provide optimal air quality. Many things can go wrong on your HVAC system, but following a yearly schedule of preventive maintenance can help keep your system running great.
- Remove Debris. Often times, the simplest and most visible maintenance task is to keep filters clean and debris away from all components of your HVAC system. Debris and dust can cause your system to work inefficiently as well as introduce dust and allergens into your home.
- Check for Leaks or Corrosion. Leaks in your refrigerant lines can cause your system to work harder than it should and over time could lead to expensive repairs. Moisture and wiring don’t mix, and eventually corrosion on wires and terminals can cause your HVAC unit to turn off and on randomly.
- Use High-Efficiency Air Filters. The best-quality air filters can go a long way in keeping dust and debris out of your home. Set up a schedule with reminders on your mobile device so that you will remember to replace the filter every 90 days.
- Clean Your Outdoor Air Conditioning Unit. The outdoor unit can get full of leaves, pine needles and pollen very easily, potentially causing damage to internal components. Take your garden hose and spray it off thoroughly. Trim shrubs to give your unit about two feet of clearance.
- Clean the Drain Lines. An air conditioner removes moisture from the air that accumulates in the drain lines and is directed outside. Over time, the drain lines may become clogged with algae or other debris.
With a few simple steps, your HVAC system can keep the temperature of your home just where you like it. If you have done your preventive maintenance, but still find your system is not working the way it should, our highly trained technicians are here to get the job done right. Please call us at Workman Heating, Air and Appliance Repair today!