These Maintenance Tips Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly
At Air Temp, we’re well experienced with providing HVAC maintenance service across New Jersey… but all too often, we’re called in to fix problems that were preventable. We hate seeing people waste money (especially in the current economy), so we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your HVAC system running properly. You’ll prevent needless repair bills, and probably save money on your electric or gas bills as well!
Four Preventative HVAC Maintenance Tips
- Regularly check and clean/change the air filter
No other HVAC maintenance task is as basic or easy as keeping an eye on the air filter. You need the air filter to prevent contaminants from getting into the airflow, but as the filter becomes covered in gunk, it’ll start preventing the HVAC system from pulling in enough air.
In general, you should clean your air filter at least once a month, and it should probably be replaced every three months or so. Fortunately, standard filters are cheap.
- Clean the outdoor unit regularly
Many people forget about the outdoor unit, which is required for both standard HVAC systems as well as heat pumps. Over time, the outdoor unit tends to have a lot of junk built up around it, such as leaves getting stuck to the air intake grills. Just like with a clogged filter, this will start preventing the system from circulating enough air. If the clogs are bad enough, it could damage the outdoor unit.
Don’t worry about cleaning the inside; just make sure the exterior is free of debris. Also, don’t plant any bushes or keep other large items too close to the outdoor unit. It needs a couple of feet of clearance at a minimum.
- Invest in a smart thermostat
Smart thermostats allow you to reduce energy costs by scheduling when the HVAC system run and they also give you detailed statistics on fuel use, heat/cooling produced, and other information that lets you understand the state of your HVAC system. If there’s an efficiency problem, you’ll see it more quickly with detailed information.
- Get an annual checkup
Get HVAC Maintenance Service from Our Team!
There’s only so much a layman can do to maintain their own HVAC system. For best efficiency, call in HVAC maintenance service pros to give it a full checkup and tune-up, once a year.
Air Temp Service Co. can keep your New Jersey HVAC system running smoothly. Contact us to schedule an appointment for a checkup, or for any repairs you might need!