Living in Kansas, your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit gets a workout. Cold winters and hot summers can push your HVAC system to its limits. And beyond the discomfort caused by a broken or malfunctioning heating and cooling system, costly HVAC repairs can put a strain on your budget quickly. Proper maintenance can maximize your HVAC system’s efficiency and help ensure it continues to do its job through whatever weather Kansas can throw at it.
Here are five things you can do to help maintain your HVAC system:
Make Sure Air Is Flowing
Let’s begin with the basics. Fully open all of your air vents and make sure nothing is covering them. Then turn on your air, checking to make sure that air flows from each vent. If not, that can indicate an obstruction somewhere in your air ducts.
Regularly Replace Your Air Filter
Your home’s air filter is designed to catch dust, allergens, and other air impurities flowing through your HVAC system. This improves your air quality and protects your HVAC system from damage. By the nature of its job, your air filter can get dirty and need to be replaced.
Do you know how often you should replace your home’s air filter?
We recommend replacing your air filter every three months, but older units may need to have their filters replaced more frequently. You can buy air filters at any home improvement store. They come in a variety of styles to fit your specific needs. Don’t settle for cheap filters! It could cost you in the long run.
Maintain Your Evaporator and Condenser Coils
You’ll find coil systems in both your indoor and outdoor HVAC units. Keeping these coils clean and free of debris promotes steady airflow. If your HVAC unit doesn’t run, a blocked coil may be the culprit.
To clean your coils, follow the coil cleaner instructions but be careful: damaging the coils could lead to a costly repair job!
Clearance. Clearance. Clearance.
Make sure to keep the area around your outside AC unit clean and free from obstructions. These may include long grass, loose leaves, branches, shrubs, and other landscaping.
Trim, sweep, mow, cut, and prune. Just make sure you give your unit a clearance of two feet or more!
Keep The Condensate Drain Line Clean
Your condensate drain line serves many different purposes, but its primary function is to drain excess moisture from your HVAC system outside your home. That makes it one of the most essential HVAC components. When the line becomes clogged, your HVAC system can freeze and fail to operate correctly.
Fortunately, keeping your condensate drain line clean is easy! Start by detaching the hose. Then pour in a cup of bleach or vinegar to clean out any built-up mold or sediment.
Schedule Your Air Duct Cleaning With FreshCo, LLC, Today!
Sometimes, despite your best HVAC maintenance efforts, your system needs some professional help. FreshCo Cleaning & Restoration offers air duct cleaning services to clear away the dust, grime, debris, pet dander, and allergens that accumulate in your HVAC system throughout the year. We start by removing and washing all air registers. Then, we’ll use high-volume compressed air to loosen debris and a powerful vacuum to remove it.
Our HVAC Vent and Air Duct Cleaning services remove allergens and other contributors to poor air quality, such as:
Post Construction Debris
Schedule your HVAC Air Duct Cleaning today by visiting www.freshcocleaners.com/contact or calling us at (620)417-6521!