As much as we might want to hold on to summer, we must accept that we’ll have to let it go within the next month. With the changing seasons, kids are returning to classrooms and assignments, and your HVAC system is due for a routine maintenance checkup. Follow this back to school HVAC maintenance checklist, and then contact us if you have any further questions.
You should replace your HVAC system’s air filter at least every 90 days, if not monthly. Dirty air filters can’t trap all the dirt and allergens flowing through your home. Clogged air filters won’t properly clean the air before circulating it, and your indoor atmosphere may become stale. A dirty air filter also makes your HVAC system expend more energy. Keep your indoor air clean and save on your energy bill by replacing your air filter once school starts.
Once the leaves start to fall off the trees in your (and your neighbors’) yard, they can gather around your outside heating and AC unit, making it difficult for your system to operate efficiently. Clear at least two feet of space around the unit on a weekly basis – a great after-school chore for the kiddos. Trimming large bushes and pulling weeds and tall grass around the unit will also help your system run better.
Seal up the holes and gaps around your home’s ducts using expanding spray foam instead of duct tape. Duct tape doesn’t have the same insulating capabilities as foam. This will prevent your HVAC system from working to overcompensate for escaping air and save you money in the long run.
Ensure your HVAC system is operating at top efficiency, productivity, and safety with scheduled preventative maintenance from Stafford Home Service. Our team will inspect and adjust cooling levels as needed, remove debris, inspect the system for damage and wear, clean or replace air filters, and inspect gas furnace ductwork.
This little bit of extra work and scheduled preventative maintenance will prevent the expense and inconvenience of future repairs and save you money in the long run. Get your HVAC system in tip-top shape now and lower this winter’s heating bills. You also won’t have to worry about another maintenance check until springtime. Contact us and schedule your home’s back to school HVAC maintenance today.