Keeping your HVAC system in good condition helps it last longer and ensures that it runs efficiently throughout the year. Setting HVAC resolutions for the new year is a great way to make sure that your heating and cooling system is regularly maintained. Consider making the following resolutions to keep your Dayton home warm in winter and cool in summer.
Replace Air Filters
Air filters for HVAC systems need to be changed every few months or more often, since they gather dust, dander, and debris over time. When your air filter is covered with these particles, your HVAC system has a more difficult time running. This lowers your HVAC’s energy efficiency and can lead to a shorter life-span and increased wear and tear. You should check your air filter every month — and replace it with a new one as needed. If you have pets, you might need to change it monthly. Otherwise, you might be able to wait a few months before replacing it.
Keep the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit Clear
Grass, weeds, and other vegetation growing near your outdoor unit can cause problems with airflow, which can result in serious damage to your HVAC system. Throughout the year, clear away any vegetation or debris, such as fallen leaves or twigs, from around your outdoor unit. If you have shrubs or bushes near this unit, trim them regularly. Your outdoor unit should have at least 2 feet of clear space around it.
Set Up Professional HVAC Maintenance
Professional HVAC maintenance provides a convenient way to make sure that your heating and cooling system is taken care of on a regular basis. Maintenance visits involve having technicians check for early signs of damage or potential problems with your HVAC system. These problems can then be handled right away to prevent major damage or repairs. You should plan on having routine HVAC maintenance done before the heating season and before the cooling season each year.
If you need help with your HVAC resolutions, such as setting up routine maintenance for your Dayton-area unit, please contact Detmer and Sons today.