Maintaining a dependable heating and cooling unit is essential for any homeowner to ensure year-round comfort. Here at United, we love to empower our customers with the knowledge to keep their HVAC system running in top shape and ensure their home remains a worry-free sanctuary.
Regular Filter Replacement
One DIY tip at the heart of a reliable heating and cooling system is regular replacement of filters. A dirty filter can reduce your system’s efficiency, leading to increased energy costs, and possibly damage the unit over time. We recommend replacing filters every 90-120 days, depending on household factors such as the number of occupants and whether you have pets.
Annual Professional Inspection
Even with meticulous DIY care, a professional inspection of your HVAC system is crucial once a year. This timely evaluation enables early detection of potential issues and can save you from expensive future repairs. Your heating and cooling system is an investment, and an annual inspection aids in preserving its lifespan while ensuring optimal performance.
Clear the Outdoor Unit
Outdoor units of heating and cooling systems are often forgotten, resulting in decreased efficiency. Make it a habit to check and clear debris such as leaves, grass, or dust away from your outdoor unit regularly. This step can increase airflow and ultimately improve the system’s efficiency and lifespan.
Heating or cooling can escape through drafts, and your system works extra hard to maintain the desired temperature. Consider adding weather stripping to doors and windows or insulation to walls and attics to minimize energy loss. This step can lead to improved system performance and more money in your pocket.
When it comes to effective temperature management, programmable thermostats are your best friend. These devices allow you to regulate when and for how long your system runs to save energy, adjust to your lifestyle needs, and extend the life of your unit.
At United Air Conditioning, we are passionate about helping our customers get the most from their heating and cooling systems. We believe that with the right knowledge, any homeowner can contribute to the lifespan and efficiency of their unit. For more complex issues and timely professional maintenance, get in touch with us to schedule a service. We are always ready to assist you with your heating and cooling requirements.