In order to keep your heating and air conditioning system working reliably and efficiently, there are a few simple things you should take care of regularly. See below for our Resident HVAC Preventative Maintenance Checklist:
Replace the filter at least every 90 days. But check it monthly. If It looks dark and clogged, go ahead and change it. If you have pets, you’ll probably need to change it every month.
Clean registers monthly and make sure they are not covered, restricting airflow. Never close more than 20% of a home’s registers to avoid placing unnecessary strain on the HVAC system.
Make sure there’s at least two feet of clearance around outdoor air conditioning units and heat pumps. Remove debris such as leaves, pollen and twigs weekly from top and sides of outdoor units.
Prevent clogs. Annually, pour a cup of bleach mixed with water down the air conditioner condensate drain to prevent buildup of mold and algae, which can cause a clog.
If you have a major issue with your HVAC system, please contact us at 877-412-4812.
FUN FACT: The basic concept behind air conditioning is said to have been applied in ancient Egypt, where reeds moistened with water were hung in windows. As wind blew through the reeds, the water evaporated and cooled the air.