Keeping Cool With Preparation - Tips For Air Conditioning Preventative Maintenance


When the warm summer months set in, finding yourself with a malfunctioning air conditioner can be incredibly frustrating. Heat makes people crabby and irritable, and when the only solution to the heat is pouring money into repairing your air conditioning system, that irritation is likely to compound. If you want to stay comfortable, you have to take steps to make that happen.

Below, you'll find a guide to a few things you can do to perform successful preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system. Following these tips can take the stress off of your HVAC setup and can help guarantee that when you most need comfort, your home can deliver.

Regular Dusting

Many people may not make the connection between keeping a tidy home and having a strong air conditioning system, but often times, you can draw a nearly straight line. Many faults in HVAC systems occur due to stress on blower motors or breakdowns created by clogs, and the infiltration of dust can create those problems.

Make sure that you take care to vacuum around your air returns on a regular basis. While floors and surfaces may get regular attention, the dark crevices around air vents may go undisturbed, allowing for dust buildup that you need to make sure to counteract.

Filter Changes

"Out of sight, out of mind" can be an unfortunate motto when it comes to home maintenance. Very few things in your home are more out of sight than your air conditioning filter, and yet without maintaining a regular changing schedule, it can create serious issues.

As mentioned above, dust buildup creates a real problem for an HVAC system. While your filter will help you breathe easier by removing dust, dirt, and other irritants from the air you breathe, the filter also has to be changed out before it becomes an impediment. Schedule regular reminders and never let yourself exceed the recommended duration of your filter manufacturer.

Keep Steady Temperatures

One of the best ways to put unnecessary stress on your air conditioner is to constantly change the temperature settings. Modern thermostats should hold a consistent temperature with very little effort, and once your air conditioner catches up, it can maintain a steady rhythm. Constant alterations at random times can force the blower motor to work overdrive, stress the condenser, and generally create a difficult environment. You should attempt to select your temperature and then remain steady, guaranteeing your HVAC system can relax along with you.


24 April 2017

Keeping up With Maintenance Between HVAC Inspections

Working with HVAC contractors is an important part of being a homeowner. Not only do your contractors ensure that a new system you buy is properly installed, but they also ensure optimal performance throughout the years through a series of regular inspections, maintenance services, and repairs. But there are lots of things you can do in between your contractor's visits to ensure that your HVAC investment is always in tip top condition, aside from cleaning out the air filters. After working with my dad for more than a decade in the HVAC business, I've put together a few methods homeowners can use to maintain a well working system, and I have published those tips and tricks right here on this blog. I hope some of the information you find here helps you on your journey as a homeowner!