Regular maintenance of your HVAC system not only keeps it in tip-top shape but will also help your system last longer. One thing you should do to maintain your system is to have professionals inspect it once or twice a year. However, there are also simple HVAC maintenance tasks you can do yourself. Here are three things you can do to ensure that your Lancaster, Kentucky, home has a fully functional HVAC system throughout the year.
Change Your Air Filters
Keeping a clean air filter is one of the simplest tasks you can do to properly maintain your HVAC system. Air filters catch dust, pet hair, and other contaminants in the air and help improve your home’s air quality. A dirty air filter will put an unnecessary strain on your HVAC system, which can lead to costly repairs. It’s wise to check your air filter each month and replace it with a new filter when necessary.
Inspect Your Evaporator Drain
The evaporator coil of your AC unit pulls heat out of the air as it passes over the coil, allowing cooled air to circulate back into your home.
Any humidity that is in the air turns into condensation and ends up dripping down the drain. If the drain becomes clogged, it promotes biological growth, making the air dirty and triggering allergies. Make sure you regularly clean your evaporator coil drain with a mixture of bleach and water to prevent this from happening.
Clean Your Vents and Registers
By keeping the vents and registers in your home clean, your HVAC system will continue to run smoothly. As the air flows through your ducts, particulates can accumulate on the vents and registers. Simply use the hose attachment on your vacuum to clean these areas and wipe down any remaining dust with a damp cloth.
While you can tackle some HVAC maintenance tasks on your own, it’s also a good idea to have your system checked by professionals throughout the year. Call Feistritzer Heating & Air Conditioning today at 859-559-4868 to have one of our HVAC technicians inspect your system.
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