Your heating and air conditioning system takes care of you, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and it’s essential for you to take care of it in return. Some maintenance requires a professional HVAC technician, but there are some things you can do yourself. Here are four things to know about HVAC home maintenance.
1: Change Your Filter Yourself
Changing the air filter on your heating and cooling systems is one of the easiest things you can do, and it has a big impact. Filters protect your system from dirt, dust, and other pollutants. They’re also inexpensive and easy to change.
2: Keep it Clean
Cleaning on and around your HVAC equipment increases the safety factor but also can impact its function. When there’s dirt and debris around the fans and moving parts, it can get into the equipment and cause friction, leading to wear and tear and potential breakdowns.
3: Check for Leaks
Take a look at your drain lines and refrigerant lines to make sure they aren’t leaking. Leaks will make your system work harder, and if it’s refrigerant, leaks can mean no cool air in the summer.
4: Clean the Condensate Drain
If you have a clogged drain, it can overflow, leading to flooding and possibly water damage around the equipment. Clearing the drain will help prevent issues.
If there are any HVAC maintenance issues you can’t handle yourself, don’t wait until it leads to more significant problems. Contact H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling today for service and maintenance you can trust.