Summer is already over, and the cold winter is not far behind. It’s time for a tune-up to keep your HVAC equipment in good working order.
Here are the top 5 fall HVAC maintenance tips just for you:
Check your HVAC’s Surroundings
Your system requires plenty of space to breathe. A rule of thumb is to maintain at least two feet between the outdoor unit and any nearby obstruction, such as plants, shrubs, vines or other vegetations. On warmer days, debris such as dried leaves or grass can become a fire hazard. Stay safe by keeping the surrounding area clean.
Clean the Vents
Dust and dirt can build up in your vents during the summer. A considerable amount of dust is equivalent to a 10% loss in your system’s efficiency, which leads to higher utility costs.
Do not forget to properly clean your vents, repair broken grilles, and use weather-stripping materials to prevent hot air from coming out and avoid cold air from coming in.
Clean the Condensate Drain
Taking the time to clean your condensate drain line helps in maintaining your system’s efficiency and controlling moisture levels in your home. We suggest pouring a mixture of one cup of white vinegar and one cup of water into the condensate drain tube to keep it clean.
Replace the Air Filter
Just like car filters, the air filters installed in your home need maintenance, if not replacement. Clean filters result in increased fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and prolonged life of your HVAC system. It also keeps your family healthy by decreasing allergens.
Get a Professional Evaluation
Having your system inspected by a professional ensures that it operates efficiently throughout the season. It also helps you prevent emergency repairs and identify bigger issues before they even occur. Also, there are instances where neglecting maintenance could void the manufacturer’s warranty. For all your fall HVAC maintenance needs, Napps Heating-Cooling-Plumbing is just one call away. Book a schedule today!