Change The Filter
Filters don't last forever. Some work well for six months while others last for only one. Check how often your filter should be changed, and have backups ready to replace when necessary. If you forget to replace a filterand it gets overloaded with dust, pet hair, and other debris, it cannot filter air efficiently anymore, which puts a strain on your HVAC system.
Air conditioning units and furnaces collect dust, dirt, and debris as they work hard to keep the house comfortable. It's important to make sure they are regularly cleaned so they can operate as efficiently as possible. It's also possible for coils to accumulate rust and other harmful materials if not regularly cleaned and maintained.
Keeping your home as clean as possible is also helpful to the efficiency of your HVAC system. Be sure to regularly dust, vacuum, and clean out vents to ensure there are no blockages inhibiting airflow and making the system work harder.
Give it a Break
During warm spring days with that perfect light breeze, turn off the thermostat, open your windows, and give the HVAC system a break. This can also help your indoor air quality by allowing fresh air to circulate in your home. (Keep in mind, however, that this could let in pollen and allergens that may bother people with seasonal allergies or asthma.)
Don't Close Off Areas
Some people think that closing vents in unused rooms and shutting doors can help your HVAC system by not requiring it to heat or cool that area. However, this is actually not true. Your HVAC system is designed to keep the square footage of your home comfortable, and closing off areas can actually cause the system to work harder to compensate for the closed vents.
Your HVAC system works hard year-round. Keep everything in good condition by scheduling regular maintenance checks with your local HVAC company. It's a good idea to have maintenance performed on your units every spring and every fall before the major turn in temperature. Another indication that it is time for a professional HVAC technician to pay you a visit is if the unit is making a strange sound or giving off a bad odor.
Royal Heating & Air loves helping our customers, ensuring your homes are happy and comfortable in every season! Give us a call to schedule your spring maintenance or HVAC service and we will be there for you. 573-480-4313
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