An HVAC system is a big investment for most homeowners. It controls the temperature of your home and various rooms but also systems are now smart enough to control other components throughout the house. Regular attention to your HVAC system will extend the life to prevent extensive costs over and over. The average system can last up to 20 years, maximize the life with constant maintenance to fix problems before it affects more components.
Extend the Life of Your HVAC System
Seasonal Checkup and Maintenance
At the start of each season, it is important to get your system checked by a professional HVAC technician. They will be able to diagnose any problems that are within the HVAC system. This catches any problems in the system before the season starts and you need to utilize it. Not having conditioned air in your home is inconvenient. It is recommended to get your system checked once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of fall.
Change the Air Filter
Do not let your air filter build up over the seasons. This will restrict airflow and create the system to work harder as an end result. Change the air filter regularly to let air flow freely throughout the house. It is recommended to change the air filter at least once a month, if you have pets or someone with allergies it might need to be changed twice a month.
Check System for Issues
During the winter and summer your HVAC system is working constantly, check the air ducts and other aspects of the system for any problems. Little problems can turn into larger, more costly problems if not takes care of immediately. Know your HVAC system and call a professional to fix any problems.
Don’t Overrun the System
You do not want your system to constantly be running all throughout the day. If you home does not already have a programmable thermostat, install one so you can easily manage when the system will kick on and off.