HVAC maintenance

Proper HVAC Maintenance

August 26, 2020

Your Aberdeen, NC, HVAC system works hard to keep you and your family cool and comfortable through the hottest days of summer. The most effective way to keep your air conditioning operating efficiently is maintaining it on a regular basis. Learn five HVAC maintenance tips that will keep your HVAC system from running too long, increase the life of the system and save money on monthly energy bills.

Inspect the Ductwork

It’s a good idea to have your professional HVAC technician inspect the ductwork. Dirt, dust and other debris collect inside the ductwork over time. It’s also possible for pest or rodent droppings to accumulate in these areas of your system.

Particulates from these sources circulate throughout your home when the AC unit kicks on and negatively impacts your home’s indoor air quality. Ductwork can also suffer from leaks. This further impacts the energy efficiency of your HVAC system and the result is higher power bills.

Change the Air Filter

Air circulated throughout your home by your air conditioner eventually passes through the air handler filter. This air filter captures pollutants and particulates that might damage your HVAC system. The system begins to run inefficiently after a clogged air filter limits the overall airflow.

The solution is to replace the air filter regularly. A clean air filter allows plenty of airflow throughout the system so everything operates most efficiently. Doing this one maintenance task keeps your power bills lower while extending the life of your HVAC system.

Inspect the Wiring

Make sure the wiring is in a healthy state. One indication that you have a wiring issue is smelling a burning smell coming from the system. This needs to be professionally inspected immediately before it results in a major AC repair job. Finding and fixing these problems early can save you money because you’re preventing a big issue that could cost more to fix and ensuring the system is running efficiently.

Check Your Outside Unit

Your AC system contains the condenser coil, compressor, and air handler among other important parts. These parts should be professionally inspected at least once annually so the system continues to operate efficiently. Weeds, tree branches, leaves and other debris shouldn’t be near the outside unit to ensure it has a long lifespan.

Simply having a regular tune-up each year goes a long way in saving money on energy bills and keeping your air conditioner running smoothly during the hottest months. We encourage you to contact one of our friendly Sandhills Heating & Refrigeration representatives to schedule your next HVAC maintenance check.

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