Maintaining Your HVAC System

HVAC SystemThe cost of energy in the form of electricity is going up all the time. This same cost, associated with keeping the temperatures inside our premises comfortable, has left a lot of us looking for cost effective preventative maintenance for our HVAC system. This kind of care calls for looking after the HVAC system installed in our homes in a systematic and routine manner. Periodic inspection and servicing of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system ensures that the system keeps working proficiently for a long time to come. This not only means that our energy bills remain under control, but also that the expensive HVAC equipment need not be replaced or upgraded so early in the system’s life.

We cannot live without climate control. It is essential to have comfortable temperatures and humidity levels all year round with warm temperatures during winters and cool air during hot summers. This requires both our air conditioning and heating systems to operate in an efficient manner. If you don’t look after your HVAC equipment, you may be required to pay higher energy bills besides paying dearly to get the repairs done. It is only natural for an HVAC system to become less efficient with passage of time if it is not serviced and maintained periodically. There are also very high chances of breakage and damages.

If you are paying more than your neighbors in terms of your monthly electric bill it is probably time to consult a company or an HVAC specialist to design a regular maintenance plan for your HVAC equipment. A repair to your HVAC system in the middle of the winter can be very costly. This is where regular maintenance comes handy, as it not only keeps the parts of your HVAC system working efficiently, but also improves the longevity of the HVAC system. However, before looking for a company to carry out the maintenance of your HVAC, it is prudent to know a little about the parts of the system that require maintenance.

HVAC is an acronym for heating, ventilation and air conditioning. The parts of an HVAC system include fans, blowers, pumps, centrifuges, tubes, ducts, filters, circuit boards, accumulators, blower wheels, compressors, thermostats and so on. It is indeed a complicated system designed to ensure that you and your family members remain comfortable even when there is a scorching sun or biting cold outside. It is not necessary for you to know about each and every part inside your HVAC system, but you can certainly play your part in keeping the system working efficiently with the help of a good HVAC company.

Keep The Filters Clean And Unclogged

Filters inside the HVAC system are like the lungs in our body. It is vitally important to keep your lungs clean and clear for breathing, just like the filters in your ventilation system. The filters need regular replacement because microorganisms such as dust mites get inside the HVAC system along with dust; these being released into your air stream can cause potential health problems for your family members. If not changed, or in some cases cleaned, regularly the filters in your HVAC system can provide a breeding ground for microorganisms. Changing dirty filters are one easy step you can take for day to day maintenance in your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.Consult your furnace manual for instructions on how to change the filter.

Keep The A/C Unit Clean

Obstructions to the condenser coil (that thing outside that runs when you turn your A/C on) prevents the system from drawing in fresh air. This happens when dead leaves, heavy dust, or any other impurity is drawn inside the condenser coil. To clean the condenser all you need to do is turn off circuit breaker to the AC unit, then wash it with a soap solution and water. Never use water at high pressure to wash the condenser as it can cause irreparable damage to the fins of the condensers.

If you can perform these actions on your own, you can save a lot of your hard earned money. If you have any questions, give us a call today (727) 265-2300 and we would be happy to have one of our highly trained technicians give you a hand.

Maintaining Your HVAC System

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