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Keep Your HVAC
System In
Tip-Top Shape
With These
Helpful Tips
Adequate System
Your system must be the right size. If it’s too small, it’ll work overtime and wear out fast. If it’s too big, it’ll wear out from frequent on/off switching.
An HVAC system that is the right size for your house will keep your air temperature and humidity comfortably controlled while working at maximum efficiency.
Professional Inspection
To keep your system running at max efficiency for many years, it's best to trust a professional with the job
of performing an annual inspection and tune-up.
Technicians check wiring connections, air filtration, vent pipes, manifold pressure, electronic spark ignition, hot surface igniter, the flame sensor, and potential gas leaks.
Replace Air Filter
Your HVAC system will last longer if you change its air filter on an appropriate schedule. For a general guideline, change the air filter every 90 days.
Change a 1-inch thick fiberglass filter every 30 days, a 2-inch thick filter after 90 days, a 3-inch thick filter after 4 months, and a 4-inch model after 6 months.
Clean The Vents
If the passageways in your ducts and vents become clogged with dirt, dust, pet hair, or mold, the system will struggle to operate efficiently and succumb to stress.
Cleaning the ducts and vents will help your system operate efficiently, improve the air quality in your house, and your home’s occupants may benefit from a healthier indoor space.
Program Thermostat
To prolong the life of your HVAC system, manipulate a programmable thermostat so it only runs when you're home and awake.
In winter, you should set it to 68 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit for when you're at home
and awake. In the summer, program it to 78 degrees Fahrenheit for when you're at home and awake.