Here are some helpful tips when trying to maintain your HVAC system
Buy a better filter if you haven’t already. The new high-efficiency pleated filters have an electrostatic charge that works like a magnet to grab the tiniest particles — even those that carry bacteria.
Replace the filter at least every 90 days. But check it monthly. If it looks dark and clogged, go ahead and change it. If you have pets, you’ll probably need to change every month.
Make sure there’s at least two feet of clearance around outdoor air conditioning units and heat pumps.
Remove debris, such as leaves, pollen, and twigs weekly during spring, summer, and fall from top and sides of outdoor air-conditioning units and heat pumps. Don’t allow the lawn mower to discharge grass clippings onto the unit.
Monthly, inspect insulation on refrigerant lines leading into house. Replace if missing or damaged.
Make sure unit is level. Annually, ensure that outdoor air-conditioning units and heat pumps are on firm and level ground or pads.
Stave off clogs. Annually, pour a cup of bleach mixed with water down the air-conditioner condensate drain to prevent buildup of mold and algae, which can cause a clog.
Never close more than 20% of a home’s registers to avoid placing unnecessary strain on the HVAC system.
These tips can help you do some things yourself to help maintain your system. There however are many areas of your system that require a HVAC professional to main the necessary bi-annual checks of your HVAC system.
We at Action Heating and Air Conditioning offer a great affordable maintenance program for your home. These bi-annual check ups will not only insure that your unit or units are working effeificently but can safe you on costly repairs.
Please call us at 251 272-5900 and have one of our trained professionals come met with you to explain the options aviable to you. Also please visit our website at www.callaction.net to meet our team, learn about our services, and find some valuable coupons to help save you money.