Change Your Air Filter Regularly
One of the easiest things you can do to maintain your HVAC system is to change your air filter regularly. Your air filter helps to trap dirt, dust, and other airborne particles that can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and negatively affect your indoor air quality. Experts recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on factors such as the number of occupants in your home, whether you have pets, and the type of air filter you are using.
Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean
Your HVAC system’s outdoor unit is exposed to the elements, which means it can collect dirt, debris, and other contaminants over time. To keep your outdoor unit running efficiently, make sure to keep it clean. Use a garden hose to rinse away any dirt and debris that has collected on the unit’s coils, fins, and fan blades. You can also use a soft-bristled brush to gently remove any stubborn dirt or debris.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is essential to keep your HVAC system running efficiently and prevent costly repairs. Experts recommend scheduling maintenance at least once a year, ideally in the spring or fall, before the peak heating or cooling season. During a maintenance visit, a qualified technician will inspect your system, clean its components, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments to keep it running smoothly.