We are consumers too, and understand that it can be hard to spend money on things you may not immediately see value in. When it comes to performing regular maintenance on your HVAC equipment however, it is essential to protect your investment and ensure that you won’t be without comfort when you need it most.
Here’s why: most manufacturer warranties are only upheld with regular maintenance checks. Without getting your equipment checked and cleaned regularly by a professional, much like an oil change on your vehicle, elements can wear down or become damaged beyond repair. When this happens, the cost of repairs can be overwhelming or close to the cost of replacing your equipment entirely.
What can you do about it? There are several things you can do in-between your maintenance checks to ensure the optimal performance and efficiency of your HVAC units year-round:
Air Conditioner Maintenance
- Clean or replace your air conditioning system’s filter or filters every month or two during the cooling season. Filters may need more frequent attention if the air conditioner is in constant use, is subjected to dusty conditions, or you have fur-bearing pets in the house.
- In the winter, covering the top of your outdoor air conditioning unit will protect the unit from winter weather and debris.
- Check the air filter on your furnace. A clogged filter could cut airflow to a trickle.
- For an electronic thermostat that runs on batteries, make sure to regularity check and change them.