As temperatures start to drop during this shifting of seasons, nothing is more important than making sure that your heating and cooling systems are running efficiently. Keeping your HVAC system regularly serviced with tune-ups can help prevent costly breakdowns or repairs down the line—but what exactly should you be doing to stay comfortable year-round? In this blog post, we’ll cover everything from visual inspections to filter replacements, as well as provide you with an easy checklist so you can make sure your entire home stays up and running when the temperature starts rising (or dropping)!
A Visual Inspection
The first step in successfully keeping your HVAC system running during the colder months is to perform a visual inspection. This includes looking at all of the components of your system and checking for any potential issues or damages. Look around your unit for any cracks, broken pieces, or obvious signs of wear and tear such as rust. Also, check to make sure that all of the fan blades are still in their proper positions and aren’t damaged.
Clean Out the Unit
After your visual inspection, it’s important to give your HVAC unit a thorough cleaning. This includes removing any leaves, dirt or debris from around the unit itself as well as clearing out any obstructions or dirt buildup inside the unit. This is also a good time to check for any signs of rodents or other pests that may have set up camp in your HVAC system, as they can do serious damage over time if left unchecked.
Replace Your Filters
The filters in your HVAC system need to be changed on a regular basis in order to keep it running efficiently. For a standard filter, it’s usually recommended to replace it every three months. For higher-efficiency filters in newer models, you may be able to go longer between replacements.
Check the Drainage System
Your HVAC system’s drainage system is responsible for collecting and removing condensation build-up from your unit. It’s essential that your system has a clear and functioning drainage system in order to keep it running properly. Take some time to check the drain line or pan for any obstructions and make sure that everything is connected correctly.
Test Your Unit
Now that you’ve finished cleaning, inspecting, and replacing your filters, it’s time to test out your unit. Start by setting your thermostat to the desired temperature and see if your system responds correctly. If it doesn’t, you may have a problem with either the wiring or your blower motor. In this case, it’s best to call in a professional for further assistance.
By following these steps, you can make sure that your HVAC system is running in tip-top shape—no matter what the weather throws at it. Having a regularly serviced and well-maintained system can help save on energy costs over time, as well as reduce wear and tear on the unit itself. Ready to keep your HVAC system running smoothly? Make sure you’re protected from costly repairs and don’t miss out on the benefits of regular tune-ups. Contact Dandi HVAC today for quality workmanship, on your schedule, and within your budget. Our team of experienced technicians is equipped with the latest tools and technologies to ensure that you get the best possible service. Give us a call today and let us help you keep your home comfortable year-round!