The temperatures in Texas can be unpredictable. You could be firing up the heater one day and then Air Conditioning the next day. When was the last time you thought about the condition of your HVAC unit? When was the last time it was serviced? Have you performed routine maintenance on your HVAC? The last thing anyone wants is a non-functioning HVAC system when you need it most. Check out these tips for HVAC routine maintenance to keep your unit performing to its full potential:
Air filters are a vital component of your HVAC unit and are often overlooked and underappreciated. It’s essential to change your air filters regularly to extend the life of your unit and keep your HVAC system working as efficiently as possible – and it’s one of the easiest things you can do! Depending on your system and the particulars of the filter you purchase, you should be changing the filter every month – and if you can’t remember the last time you changed it, it’s probably time. You can check out more information here if you’d like to learn more about changing your filter.
The evaporator coil and condenser coil slowly collect dirt over time. Even with the proper filter changes at the correct intervals, dirt and other particles will accumulate. To minimize this, “check your evaporator coil yearly and clean it as necessary.” Your condenser coil (located outside, generally) can get dirt much more quickly if the unit is surrounded by foliage and/or loose dirt. It is crucial to keep the area around your condenser unit free of debris.
When was the last time your system was professionally serviced? If you don’t know the answer, it is time to have your system professionally serviced. Your HVAC system is a significant investment that should last at least 10 years. Your system should be serviced bi-annually, and if you have been slacking, it’s best to have a technician come out and give it a check-up. You don’t want to have to deal with an emergency HVAC heating repair – protect your investment and give us a call!