Are you ready for back-to-school fun? We’re sure you are, but the truth is that your home may not be. Over the summer, you’ve probably run your HVAC equipment good and hard, so it’s time for a little maintenance. The good news is that we’ve done the footwork for you and come up with five quick actions to follow:
Schedule Annual Maintenance
Every homeowner needs to understand the importance of an annual check-up of his or her HVAC equipment. Hiring a professional technician to look at the system and advise any fixes will keep your equipment running at optimal performance for many years.
Check the Filters
Whether you replace your air filters or have invested in the washable kind, the end of the summer is the perfect time to check. Filters usually need to be switched out or cleaned every 1-3 months, so if you’ve been lax this summer, now’s the time. A clean filter will help your HVAC equipment operate smoothly, which will lower your monthly utility bills.
Take a Look at the Outside Unit
It doesn’t take much for the outside unit of your HVAC system to get clogged up by dirt, leaves, and other debris. When this occurs, the efficiency and effectiveness of your indoor cooling will suffer. Be sure to check the outside unit, physically remove any debris you can by hand, and then spray it down with a hose to get anything left over.
Check the Ducts
Over time, the ducts that carry the conditioned air throughout your home can develop holes and tears. This will cause you to waste money on energy that isn’t helping your household one bit. Sealing any leaks you find is a pretty simple task, but you may want to call on the help of a professional HVAC technician if the job ends up being too much for you to handle.
For more expert advice on back-to-school maintenance tips, or if you have any other questions related to home comfort, please reach out to the professionals at CCAC. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of the Coastal Bend since 1979.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.
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