A simple maintenance plan can keep you away from all the expenses of an HVAC system repair and also ensure its prolonged usage along with a healthy machinery life span. When it comes to maintenance, there are a few things that you need to do immediately, some tasks that can be done seasonally, while others that may need your attention only once a year. Here are a few preventive maintenance tips to keep your HVAC system up and running for a long time.
- New kinds of high efficiency filters available in the market use electric charges to grab tiny dust particles and harmful bacteria, like a magnet. If you don’t have a high efficiency filter in your HVAC system, maybe it is the right time to get one.
- The filter in your HVAC system needs to be replaced at least every 90 days. It also needs to be checked every month. If it looks clogged, go ahead and change it.
- air conditioning and the heating system need to be kept away from each other. Make sure that there’s at least a two-feet space between the heat pumps and the outdoor conditioner units.
- Check the insulation on refrigerant lines that run into your house. Try replacing them if they appear damaged.
- The heating and the conditioner units need to be installed firmly on pads or leveled grounds. Make sure that both of these systems are placed strategically in your house to ensure best possible results and efficiency.
- Often, algae and mold build-up can be seen in the condensate drain that can lead to clogging, resulting in air conditioner malfunction. The best way to deal with it is to pour bleach mixed with water down the drain at least once every year.