Even if your heating and cooling systems are currently running smoothly, you might be surprised at all the maintenance steps you could take right now to change your HVAC's efficiency. There is always something more you can do to make your house's heating and cooling system work better for you. This guide will help you find actions you can take now before the season catches up with you.
1. Clean or replace your air filter.
It is important to replace your filter regularly to promote efficiency. When you replace your filter next time, aim for one offering high-efficiency. Replace this process again every few months.
2. Clear space around your AC unit.
Keep sources of pollen and leaves clear of exterior components to your air conditioning unit to prevent infiltration of your home. You should go out every few weeks to ensure that any greenery has been cut back.
3. Check your carbon monoxide detectors.
This one is more for your own safety than for the HVAC's efficiency, but it is very important that you have a working system to alert you to dangerous conditions.
4. Check that your home is properly insulated.
Insulation is the key to efficiency. It is also a good idea to look for leaks at this time, blocking any areas surrounding windows and doors that compromise your HVAC's hard work.
5. Clean the drain of condensation.
With a combination of water and a little bit of bleach, you can clean the drain area where condensation rests. Fortunately, this does not have to be done regularly.
6. Clean and clear ventilation.
All the vents need to be cleaned thoroughly every once in a while, eliminating dust. Plus, it's a small detail that can make the rest of the room shine.
7. Consider your curtain and blind situation.
Your curtains and blinds could influence the amount of heat entering your home. Look for curtains that are the proper color and fabric to keep heat in or out, depending on the season.
8. Call your HVAC specialist for a check-up.
HVAC maintenance specialists will know how to take care of all those maintenance tasks you may not be able to DIY, including checking refrigerant levels and potential leaks in your home's ducts. If you have questions about how to best maintain your heating or cooling system, a professional HVAC specialist will be well-equipped to make an assessment of your current setup.
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