With warmer weather on its way, now’s the perfect time to take care of HVAC system maintenance. Getting your HVAC system ready during the spring gives you enough time to perform the necessary cleaning and upkeep that all HVAC systems need for optimum performance, efficiency and comfort.
Most HVAC systems are designed so homeowners can handle the most basic upkeep tasks themselves.
DIY Maintenance Tasks for HVAC Systems
- Changing the air filter – Performing this step at least once a month will help keep your system in shape. Clogged air filters contribute to poor indoor air quality and equally poor HVAC performance.
- Clearing debris around the outdoor cabinet – Remove vegetation from around the bottom of the cabinet to ensure proper airflow. You might also want to hose down the condenser coil within to remove leaves and other debris.
- Cleaning the air vents – Dust and other debris can accumulate near and around the air registers. Use a shop vac with a brush attachment for a thorough cleaning.
- Checking the ductwork for damage – Gaps, tears and holes in the ductwork can cause air leakages that reduce overall system efficiency. Sealing these problem areas can help restore performance while ensuring excellent indoor air quality.
Keep in mind there’s also plenty for your HVAC contractor to do. Tasks like checking refrigerant levels, blower motor wear and compressor wear should be left up to a seasoned professional with the proper tools and expertise.
Learn more about how Coastal Heating & Air maintains HVAC systems and give us a call at 410.919.0110 next time the heating and cooling system in your Annapolis home needs professional attention.