Although your home's HVAC system is built to last a long time, its operational lifespan has a lot to do with the way it's used and maintained. To help you improve its longevity, we've compiled a few quick HVAC preventative maintenance tips for you.
Hire an HVAC Technician
The best way to keep your system operating at peak performance is to have a qualified HVAC technician check it out before the new season starts. He or she will be able to ascertain any issues that may be causing the unit to not work as properly as it should and can help you extend the operational life of the system.
Use a High-Efficiency Filter
When your air conditioner's filter becomes clogged by dirt and debris, this will negatively affect the system's efficiency and hurt its overall operational lifespan. In addition to replacing or cleaning the filter as needed, you should be using a high-efficiency model that will help your system run much better.
Clean the A/C’s Condensate Drain with Bleach/Water
Many homeowners seem to forget the importance of keeping your HVAC system's condensate drain free of debris as much as possible. Cleaning the strain with a bleach/water mixture will make sure that everything is running smoothly within your system, which will improve its performance throughout the season.
Inspect the Ductwork
Since your home's ductwork is a huge part of the delivery system that makes cooling off your home even possible, then it's important that you check it periodically for any problems. Basically, you're looking for any damage to the ductwork itself or anything that is clogging up the system and impeding your equipment's efficiency.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
The type of thermostat that you're using can affect the efficiency and operational lifespan of your HVAC equipment. If your home has an outdated model, then you should definitely upgrade to a programmable one which will help the system run more smoothly.
To learn more about HVAC preventative maintenance, the experts at Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We've been serving New Haven and the surrounding area since 1963.