An HVAC tune-up can save you money by identifying inefficient energy usage, can reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning on gas heating systems, and can also eliminate neglected problems leading to system failures. To ensure that your heating and cooling system is running at peak efficiency, you should have it checked out by a professional once or twice a year. There are many preventative measures you can take to extend the life of your HVAC system. Click To Tweet
HVAC Tune-Up Checklist
Most homeowners aren’t experienced or equipped enough to complete an HVAC tune-up without professional help. However, there are certain checks and preventive measures that every homeowner can do to prevent damage to your HVAC system.
Keep It Clean
Make sure that your AC unit if clear of any debris or lawn growth that could damage it or cause an electrical short. The AC condenser should not be covered up, even though you may not love the way it looks! It needs plenty of fresh air to pump into your home.
Off the Ground
Ideally, your outdoor AC condenser unit should be off the ground, protecting it from potential flood damage or animal activity. If it’s not, you may need a professional to mount a wall bracket or concrete lift.
Change Air Filters
Changing your home’s air filters is essential to your air conditioner’s efficiency. Forgetting to change your air filters can damage your HVAC equipment and cause costly problems. Typical filters should be changed every 30-90 days.
The Professional Advantage
Your HVAC system is a complex network that needs a professional for nearly all repairs. Never attempt to repair your unit or ductwork armed only with a YouTube tutorial video. The risk of injury from electric shock, fall or hardware misuse is high if you lack the experience and training of an HVAC technician.
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