How To Care For Your HVAC System


How To Care For Your HVAC System

Your HVAC System

Having an HVAC system is essential for keeping you and your loved ones comfortable in the summer and winter seasons. In order to keep your HVAC system working properly, it’s important to perform regular checks and maintenance on the unit so it lasts. Lack of proper care and maintenance can cause your system to malfunction and need to be replaced before its time. Taking care of your system not only protects your investment, but it helps you avoid a breakdown in the middle of extreme weather. At Abbitt HVAC, we want to help our customers get the most out of their existing unit. That’s why we’ve put together these tips to help you keep your HVAC unit performing.

Inspect your system

Visual inspection of your HVAC sytem is essential as it helps in detecting leaks in the system that are causing it to malfunction. Leaks can be detected on the condensation pipe by looking for water or liquid in this area. Any form of leaks affects the air flow in the system which in turn affects the air flow in your house. Also, clear the area around your system to ensure the air flow is not obstructed. If your HVAC system is outside, clear the bushes surrounding it to provide a clear way.

Change the filters regularly

Using the same filters for a long time can contribute to the clogging of the AC which affects how it works. Filters need to be changed at least once a month. If you have pets in your house, you will need to replace the filters more often because their hairs tend to get stuck in between. You can also consider cleaning out the filter if you do not have enough money to purchase a new one.

Check your drainpipe

It is essential to check your drainpipe for any clogs that may have built up over time. If you are unable to do this, you can hire a professional to perform the inspection for you. An HVAC professional is also able to clear the drain pipes for you if algae have built up there.

Hire a professional

While some of the minimal maintenance you may do on your own it is essential to hire an HVAC professional to perform regular maintenance. Hiring a professional is convenient because they have the knowledge and expertise to care for your system. You need to hire a licensed professional that can replace and repair parts of your HVAC system that are broken or faulty.
Performing routine checks on your own without any prior knowledge of the HVAC system will only lead to further issues. With proper maintenance of the HVAC system, it will work properly for a long time before any replacement is required. The experienced team at Abbitt HVAC is more than happy to assist you with any HVAC repairs you may need. Contact us today to get started.