How to Properly Care for Your HVAC System
Keeping your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system running smoothly takes more than just a wing and a prayer. HVAC systems require care, routine maintenance, and repairs to make sure they are in tip-top shape come cold and hot weather. Rather than wait until your HVAC system breaks, it’s best to check your system regularly to catch problems before they become bigger than you can handle.
Waiting until your heater or air conditioner breaks can be more expensive than having your HVAC system maintained yearly. By tackling small problems, you can save money on energy costs and make sure your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible. This ensures you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer!
Here are a few ways to properly care for your HVAC system all throughout the year:
- Change the filters. Your HVAC system’s air filters work hard to pump air, both hot and cold, through your house. Filters reduce allergens that can flow through your home, such as dust, dirt, pollen, pet hair, and other irritants. Additionally, you can remove debris from the exterior compressor unit since it is most likely installed outside and susceptible to leaves and other debris getting inside the fan area.
- Clean the evaporator coil. The evaporator coil takes humid air brought in from your home and cools it. This can leave condensation in the coil and cause corrosion and other problems over time. Make sure to check your HVAC systems’ evaporator coil regularly. You can also check the evaporator drain for clogs, corrosion, or improper drainage.
- Have your HVAC system maintained regularly by a technician. There are some things homeowners can do to take care of their HVAC system, while other things are best left up to the professionals. Experts recommend getting air ducts cleaned once a year to ensure proper airflow throughout the system. This also cleans out collected dust, pollen, mold, and other irritants that may cause a problem when you turn your system on for the summer or winter.
- Call Denver’s Best Heating and AC Repair. Having an expert team of HVAC technicians on call is the best way to take care of your HVAC system. If your system isn’t working like it normally does, it hasn’t been checked in awhile, or it’s making funny noises, it might be time for maintenance.
For more information on caring for your HVAC system, call Denver’s Best Heating and AC Repair at 303-327-9208.