As the colder seasons approach, most homeowners are focusing on getting their houses ready for the cooler months ahead. While every system in your home needs attention leading up to the cooler weather, it’s important that you perform a thorough maintenance test on your HVAC system. Colder months put a lot of strain on your HVAC system, and if you don’t perform the right maintenance tests, then you may have to deal with expensive repairs and outages. Here at Fritts Heating & Air we want to assure your homes HVAC system is working properly. To ensure its prime performance during the fall and winter seasons, we recommend this HVAC maintenance checklist to test your system.
START WITH THE AIR FILTERS
Maintaining air flow is one of the most important things that you can to do to ensure a properly functioning HVAC system.The best way to further proper airflow is by frequently replacing your air filters. When air filters become dirty, it can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system by working harder to pull in air from you home. This can strain parts, sometimes causing extensive and expensive damage. To make sure that your system is as efficient as possible, you should check your air filter every month, and replace filters that have collected large amounts of dirt and debris.
REMOVE DIRT AND DEBRIS
Another important task that should be on your HVAC maintenance checklist should be to remove dirt and debris from your system. If you own a HVAC system that has an outdoor, ground level unit, you will need to check the unit periodically to remove any debris that may have fallen on or into the unit. This debris can cause functionality issues. Anything that may block airflow in your system should be removed. Use gloves, and if necessary, a hose, to clean your outdoor unit.
FREQUENTLY CLEAN THE VENTS
It’s also important that you frequently clean the vents in your home. Dirt and pollen can quickly build up, reducing the airflow in your home and also impacting the air quality. If you want your HVAC system to work the way that you need throughout the year, your vents should be cleaned at least once a week. This should become part of your normal cleaning routine. On the positive side, cleaning your vents is very easy, and requires only a damp rag or duster. Cleaning your vents will reduce strain on your system so that your HVAC system can work properly and keep your home at a desired temperature.
If you follow these tasks on your HVAC maintenance checklist, you should be able to keep your system running throughout the year. However, if you want or need assistance to make sure your HVAC maintenance is done correctly, feel free to call us today. Our trained residential HVAC service professionals know the right way to get your HVAC system ready for any season. Contact us today!