At Crossville Heating & Cooling, we’re experts in HVAC systems’ repairs and installations. While we highly recommend professional services for such tasks, basic maintenance can easily be done by homeowners to ensure the longevity and efficiency of their HVAC systems. Here are five simple tips for HVAC upkeep.
Clean or Replace the Air Filters
Dirty air filters block normal airflow, forcing your system to work harder. This can significantly reduce its efficiency and potentially cause damage over time. By cleaning the filters monthly, you ensure a regular flow and a well-functioning system. Most HVAC systems need their filters replaced every three months, but it is recommended to check your system’s manual for specific cleaning and replacement instructions.
Check Your Thermostat Regularly
A faulty thermostat can lead to comfort and efficiency issues. If your HVAC isn’t heating or cooling your home properly, the thermostat could be the culprit. Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat, which can help save on energy costs by controlling your HVAC usage.
Inspect the Condenser Unit
The outdoor condenser unit is often overlooked in HVAC maintenance. Make sure it is free of obstructions and clean it regularly to ensure proper airflow. If you find any damage or issues during your inspection, contact a professional to solve the problem.
Ensure Clear Vents and Registers
Blocked vents could strain your HVAC and prevent it from heating or cooling your home evenly. Make sure all your home’s vents and registers are open and free from obstructions like furniture or curtains.
Schedule Regular Professional Maintenance
Even with these DIY tips, professional maintenance is essential for the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system. Depending on its age and usage, it is advisable to schedule a maintenance service every six months. This will help prevent unnecessary repairs, prolong its life, and ensure maximum performance.
At Crossville Heating & Cooling, we offer reliable HVAC repair and installation in addition to professional maintenance services. For more tips on HVAC maintenance, keep visiting our blog or get in touch with our team for any HVAC-related queries.