Learn About HVAC Maintenance Tips
The HVAC keeps the environment within your property not only comfortable but also clean. Stale air is recycled and no matter how hot or cold it is, the temperature inside is consistent and comfortable.
An HVAC is a crucial part of work- or home comfort that it becomes important to invest time and money in its maintenance because ongoing maintenance enures it is energy efficient and reliable. If you are moving your HVAC unit for any reason, it becomes extremely important to contact a professional.
Standing for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, the HVAC system sets about controlling the temperature of the air in your home or workplace. This is important as being freezing cold or uncomfortably hot can hinder you. It can be the worst scenario when you discover that your HVAC system has not been maintained and now it is not working.
There are Some Things you Can Fix Yourself
If you are a bit of a handyman you can cut service costs dramatically by fixing it yourself. You need to know that there are different HVAC systems available and they all work differently. Maintaining your HVAC systems protects the equipment and it ensures the people in your home or office are comfortable.
This is why it is so important to check out the air vents. In fact, the filters, fins, and coils all require consistent maintenance for the entire unit to effectively work when you need it. Neglecting to maintain the system makes it use more energy because it is not performing properly.
We look at some tips to ensure you do not see a steady decline in your HVAC system –
- Filters – clean or replace the filters as needed because dirty, clogged filters block air-flow, reducing its efficiency drastically. It is said that replacing a clogged filter can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by as much as 15%.
- Condensing Unit – many air conditioners have an outside condensing unit with a fan to disperse heat in the summer. The fins on the condensing unit can also become clogged up with dirt and this will need to be cleaned.
- Coil Fins – The aluminum fins on condenser coils can actually bend easily and block airflow through the coil. There is a tool known as a ‘fin comb’ that restores the fins to their original condition.
Get Your System ‘Dusted’ Inside and Out
If you are not the handyman type, take out an annual service-plan for your HVAC system. This is because dust and dirt do not only affect the filters but all the moving parts, damaging it. Hiring professionals will ensure the entire internal section is taken care of.
An HVAC system needs to be inspected, repaired and maintained by a trained HVAC technician. With the Hiller team, you can prolong the life-span of the equipment and ensure it operates safely and smoothly while drastically reducing the chance of a break-down.