There are many tasks homeowners know that require maintenance, from the landscaping to the electrical and plumbing systems and other simple handyman-like duties that are important. Among the responsibilities of every homeowners, taking the time to learn the basics of the HVAC system. The neglect of this important maintenance and care can cause unnecessary repair and operating costs without understanding the basics. Today, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to discuss the basic importance of the HVAC system.
Minimum Clearance Around Central Air Conditioning, Furnace and/or Boiler Unit
The furnace and air conditioner appliances, both exterior and interior, requires at least 2-3 feet of clearance from all clutter and debris. Trim back the weeds, grass, trees, and bushes and do not permit any clutter from piling up around the appliances. Filth and pests can be attracted in addition causing potential damage, landscaping and clutter. Pest damage and other type of damage from occurs when the area is not properly maintained.
Hire a Professional & Schedule HVAC Maintenance
The purpose of tune-ups is defeated when you permit excessive time frames to pass in between services. Keeps the system operating efficiently, and so much more while preventing damage, and minimize breakdowns when you stay on top of maintenance. In addition to filter and thermostat maintenance, homeowners need regularly scheduled routine maintenance. The major components are inspected with an expert checkup, if any potential issues are discovered they are promptly taken care of to prevent problems and the domino effect.
Change or Clean Air Filters
The air filters are one of the most essential elements to the HVAC system. Collected in the air filters is the allergens, contagions, pollen, dirt, dust, and other debris. Clogged air filters cannot allow air to pass, leading to damage to the HVAC system occurs. Monthly, the filters should be inspected and if full, replaced. Never go without cleaning or changing, regardless, over 2-3 months.
Air ducts need to be properly insulated, over time and use, the insulation wears thin for efficiency. The loss of energy and waste as well as air leaks are the result of inadequate insulation, resulting in the fluctuation of the temperatures. A professional need to check the insulation around the air ducts, attic, and the walls, should you notice these concerns. You can make sure your HVAC system runs efficiently, stays in ideal condition, and it lasts to the projected lifespan as you know that basics HVAC system and take care of the standard maintenance and recruit a professional for routine tune-ups.
Strange Sounds & Smells Sign AC Repairs Needed
When you notice smells of musty, or stuffy odors emit, as it can be mildew and mold growth and remove any blockage, debris or especially water gets trapped in the system, you need a professional to discover the cause and get the repairs. Strange noises also suggest a problem as well.
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Call in the specialists of Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning when you need to schedule your professional maintenance or require repairs, when you need to schedule your professional maintenance or require repairs.