Since your heating and cooling system runs day and night throughout the year, expect that it won’t last a lifetime (well, nothing really last a lifetime). But still, you can do something to extend the life of your unit and relieve yourself from the chaos of early system replacement. Do you want to know how? Read on and learn some helpful expert tips to make sure your unit works efficiently for long years.
- Schedule regular tune-ups.
Your unit’s regular dose of care is in the form of HVAC maintenance service. It includes complete system cleaning and diagnosis to ensure that every component is running as they should. The best time to schedule a maintenance service is in spring and fall, where the weather is not yet extreme. It will optimize and prepare your unit for the time you need it most.
- Change the filter regularly.
How often you need to replace your HVAC filters will depend on different factors. Typically, experts recommend doing it at least once every three months. However, if a family member is prone to allergies and respiratory illnesses, you may need to do it monthly. It is also recommended to use filters with a higher MERV rating.
- Check your condenser.
The condenser unit may be located outside, but it’s at the same level of importance as the indoor components. Always take time to check this part as leaves, twigs and other particles may accumulate around it and hinder its proper operation. Look out for damage and provide solutions immediately.
- Upgrade your insulation.
Poor insulation makes your HVAC system work harder and longer every day. Since these drafts allow for the exit and entrance of outdoor and indoor air, the temperature set in your thermostat takes too long to be reached. This results in poor comfort, skyrocketing energy bill, and early system breakdown due to overheating.
- Give your system a break.
You don’t have to rely on your heating and cooling systems fully for your comfort. You can at least give your units a break or ease their burden by using fans in the summer or warm clothes in the winter. This way, you can adjust the thermostat a bit higher or lower and save energy.
Give your unit its fair share of TLC if you want to make the most of your investment. If you need professional help in keeping them in tip-top shape, you can always count on our professionals at Webb Air Conditioning. Give us a call today!