Your HVAC system is like any other machine, so it needs consistent care to work well. There are several simple things you can do to keep your HVAC system healthy this spring, like keeping the equipment clean and scheduling HVAC maintenance.
Keep Your Filter Clean
Your filter is often the first line of defense in keeping your HVAC system protected. When a filter becomes clogged with dirt and other debris collected in the filtering process, it creates an effective block to the airflow of the system. This can then cause new problems to form, such as an overworked motor or diminished air quality. Replace your filter regularly and buy high-efficiency options that can capture and deactivate even the tiniest pollutants.
There are several areas in your HVAC system that can create a series of problems if they are not kept clean. Clean your condenser drains and clear off any pollen, leaves, grass, or twigs that have gathered on your outdoor unit. If you have grass growing near the unit, make sure there is a two-foot clearance all the way around.
Also make sure to inspect the ductwork system in your home. Over time dirt, dust, and debris can form in there. This will clog the flow of the air resulting in poor efficiency. The system will also have to work harder in order to have the air move through. If you notice any issues, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the system for you.