When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, you want it to last as long as possible. We get it, nobody likes forking over money for a new system when the old one breaks down. So, how can you make your HVAC last? At Home Service Plus, we’ve got a few tips to help you get the most out of your system.
How To Make Your HVAC Last
A well-maintained HVAC system is a long-lasting HVAC system. That’s why we recommend having your system checked by a professional at least twice a year. During these HVAC service visits, your technician will clean the coils and blower, check the refrigerant levels, oil the moving parts, and inspect the entire system for any potential problems. Catching and fixing small issues before they become big ones can save you time and money in the long run.
Change the Filter
We can’t stress this one enough. Changing your air filter is probably the single most important thing you can do to keep your HVAC system running smoothly. A dirty air filter not only decreases the efficiency of your system, but can also cause long-term damage. Most air filters should be changed every few months, but if you have pets or someone in your home suffers from allergies, you may need to change them more often.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you save money on your energy bill and prolong the life of your HVAC system. By automatically raising or lowering the temperature when you’re not home, a programmable thermostat takes the strain off your system and prevents it from working overtime.
Keep Your Condenser Clean
Your condenser unit (the big box that sits outside your house) is responsible for releasing the heat that your system has removed from your home. If the coils on your condenser unit are dirty, the unit has to work harder to release the heat, which can put a strain on the system and shorten its lifespan. Keeping the area around your condenser unit clear of debris and making sure the coils are clean will help your system run more efficiently.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your HVAC system lasts for years to come. And if you ever do find yourself in need of a new system or air conditioner repairs, our team at Home Service Plus is always here to help. From air duct cleaning to HVAC installation and everything in between, our services have you covered. Contact us today!