Feb 3, 2012
Keeping your HVAC system in top shape is vital for the comfort of your family. While Longview, Texas, has a mild climate, a malfunctioning HVAC system can lead to sweltering summers or chilly winters. Take these easy steps to keep your HVAC system functioning effectively:
Your filters are one of the last lines of defense between the interior of your home and particle pollutants. Clean filters ensure good airflow between your home and the HVAC unit while also filtering your air. If your filters become clogged, your unit will have to work harder to draw air inside. As a result, it’ll lead to reduced efficiency. It’ll also cause more strain on mechanical and electrical components, requiring more frequent repairs. You should change your filters at least every three months. But it’s important to check them regularly for clogged dirt and debris.
Debris around the outside of your exterior unit can lead to similar clogging problems. Branches, leaves and other biological matter quickly build up around your exterior unit, especially if there are plants nearby. These can prevent easy airflow and also get into the unit itself, causing clogs and creating issues with the interior components. If you notice junk on or around your unit, remove it to help prevent these issues.
For the inside unit, it’s important to prevent blockages around the vents, which can impede airflow in your home and create issues with temperature maintenance. Furniture and upholstery items can be particularly troublesome.
Annual maintenance is ideal for preserving the optimum functionality of your HVAC unit. Licensed service technicians can do a thorough check of your system, from the wiring to the mechanical components. They’ll let you know if there are any impending issues so you can get them fixed straight away instead of waiting for your unit to break down first. As a result, you’ll prevent expensive repairs and premature replacements.
The experts at JD’s A/C can help with all your HVAC needs. Give us a call at (903) 759-7483 to set up an appointment today!
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