Wear and tear, along with irregular and improper maintenance, is one of the most common causes of HVAC breakdowns. As your HVAC system ages, its components become more exposed to wear and tear and more prone to malfunctions. Fortunately, there are several ways to minimize wear and tear on an HVAC system.
The HVAC maintenance technicians at Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning list them in this guide.
Routinely Change the Air Filter
If dust or debris accumulate on your air filter, indoor airflow might be hampered, reducing indoor comfort and air quality and increasing the strain on your HVAC system. With the vents blocked, your system will have to work harder to keep temperatures at a comfortable level. In some cases, this might cause the HVAC unit’s indoor evaporator coil (the component responsible for cooling the refrigerant that absorbs the heat) to freeze.
How often you should replace your air filter really depends on a few specific factors. As a good rule of thumb, you should replace it every three months. However, homeowners with pets or allergies need to replace their air filters more frequently. Those with one pet should replace filters every two months, while those who have two or more pets or who have allergies should change their filter every 20 to 45 days.
Don’t Block the Vents
Dust isn’t the only thing that can block air vents—your furniture might also be blocking them. There shouldn’t be any plants or furniture near the vents.
Install a New Temperature
Optimizing your HVAC system’s performance can reduce wear and tear on its components. One way to do this is to install a programmable thermostat, which can automatically turn your HVAC unit on or off.
Routine HVAC maintenance is crucial to keeping your HVAC system in good condition and maintaining good indoor air quality. Through routine inspections, contractors can replace worn-out components before the unit breaks down completely.
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