HVAC System Maintenance
Walking into a nice cool home after working in your yard under the hot summer sun is one of the best feelings in the world! Those feelings are not possible without our home heating and cooling systems operating efficiently and effectively. Here are a few simple tips to help ensure those systems continue to run for years to come:
- Changing filters plays a major role in the efficiency and life span of your HVAC system. Standard filters should be changed every month and specialty filters should be changed per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Cleaning returns and supply registers is a simple way to help your system run smooth. Floor covers typically can be pulled up and cleaned with warm soapy water. Supply covers are typically fastened in the wall with simple Phillips head screws. Once the screws are removed, the covers should be washed with warm soapy water and reinstalled.
- Your systems should still be serviced and inspected by a licensed professional every three to five years. Servicing could include inspecting for faulty wiring, checking refrigerant levels, testing for leaks, cleaning belts and even calibrating your thermostat.
These tips are simple preventive maintenance options for homeowners and can help save you from a costly HVAC repair bill, as well as increase the efficiency and life span of your HVAC system. For more tips or resources, please contact your DeWitt Township Building Department.