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Simple Maintenance Tips for Your HVAC

by Kevin Smith Author

Maintaining your HVAC in Gainesville is fairly easy if you know how to change the air filter, clear the ducts and keep them clean, and check the outdoor unit twice a year. Calling in a professional for an annual inspection will spot problems that you might otherwise miss.

Change the Air Filter

There are many factors that will change the actual time between swapping out an old air filter for a new one. The first consideration is the manufacturer's recommendation. They offer a minimum guideline about how often the filter should be changed for maximum energy efficiency and the best indoor air quality. However, manufacturer recommendations cannot take into account the use of the HVAC system. They also cannot take into account outdoor air quality. If you use your HVAC all the time or there is construction nearby, you may need to change the air filter more often. Usually once every three months is good enough; however, you may need to change it once every month.

Clear the Ducts

If you have a newer home, you need to make sure that the air ducts are open and free from blockage. IN older model homes it was okay to close of the air vents in rooms that you didn't use. Newer home HVAC systems use the entire home to calculate their usage and efficiency. Shutting off a room may make the HVAC work harder and become less efficient. Cleaning your air vents regularly, including dusting and removing items that may have fallen through the vent into the duct, is important, as well.

Check the Outdoor Unit

If you have an outdoor condenser unit, you want to check it twice a year and keep it clean. Remove any plants or debris that may have accumulated around the unit and wipe down the outside casing. If you need to open the unit for any reason, be sure the power to the unit is turned off.

Get a Professional Inspection

Your HVAC in Gainesville should be inspected at least once a year by a professional. This inspection should also include minimal maintenance that will keep your HVAC running efficiently and increase its lifespan. You will also be able to get an assessment for your unit and have a better understanding about when it should be replaced. Most HVACs older than 10 years can be replaced by newer, more efficient models that will save you money over the life of the equipment.


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