If you are like most homeowners, your home's heat and air conditioning system probably works well most of the time. But sometimes it does not, or you may need to make some repairs. In this article, we will discuss what you can do to maintain your home's HVAC system on your own. You can read more here about how an HVAC system works.
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An HVAC system is a complex and expensive piece of equipment, so it is important to keep it in good condition. Here are five tips for keeping your HVAC system running smoothly:
1. Check the filters regularly – A clogged filter can cause your system to work harder than necessary, which can lead to wear and tear on the parts of the unit. Replace the filters every month or two.
2. Clean the coils – Every time the air conditioner or heater turns on, dust and small pieces of paper fly into the air. Over time, this accumulation can clog the coils, reducing their efficiency. To clean the coils, wait until the unit is off and then use a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment to clean them from top to bottom. Be sure to use caution not to damage them in the process .
3. Keep dust off the unit – Just as with your clothes, houses and other belongings, dust can settle over time on the air conditioner or heat unit. When this happens, it becomes harder for it to store and give out cool air or heat.
4. Check your outdoor temperature – Even though you’re probably not aware of this, the outdoor temperature will have an impact on the cooling or heating capability of your HVAC system. The hotter it is outside, the more energy your AC will use trying to keep up with all that hot air.