Kimbro Air
Kimbro Air
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Prevent Costly Repairs with HVAC Maintenance

Prevent Costly Repairs with HVAC Maintenance

The best time to have your HVAC system checked is when the seasons shift from hot to cool. Just because the air conditioner has been running smoothly all summer long doesn’t mean your furnace will have the same success when it's time to turn it back on. 

You want your family to be nice and warm this winter, right? Well, then now is the time to have the furnace, thermostat and ductwork inspected. You haven't used your furnace in awhile, so it's easy to miss the fact that various components and parts of your HVAC system need to be repaired or replaced. Although it best to have a professional inspect the HVAC system, there are some small maintenance tasks you can do as well to ensure your furnace is running as smooth as it should. 

Check the Outside Unit

An outside heat pump or air condition is exposed to the elements, which means they're going to get dirty. It is important to make sure outside air conditioning units are clean and free from debris. Leaves, sticks and other debris that are on the outside unit can cause the system to work harder, which will increase the risk of damaged parts as well as increase energy costs. Make sure the unit is level and on a firm pad, and there should be at least a 2-foot clearance around an outside unit.

When leaves, sticks and other debris get caught in your HVAC unit outside, your system will have to work harder to heat/cool your home, which will increase the risk of damaged parts as well as increase your energy costs.

Inspect the Air Filter

A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons for a sluggish furnace. It's also one of the easiest DIY chores you can do to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and reduce the cost of heating your home. The air filter should be inspected once each month to make sure it isn't clogged with dirt and dust. Dirty filters may also cause the pollutants to get circulated through your home, which may cause allergies and asthma flare-ups. The air filter should be changed once every three months, whether it looks dirty or not. If it looks clogged, clogged up before then, go ahead and change it out. 

Inspect Programmable Thermostats

A programmable thermostat should also be routinely inspected to make sure the temperature in your home is lower when your family is away at school or work. Most programmable thermostats also have a setting option that allows you to change the setting to lower while you are sleeping and higher when everyone is awake. If you do not have a programmable thermostat, it may be time to consider a change. They are a great resource for saving money on the cost of heating and cooling your home.

The best way to ensure your home’s HVAC system is working efficiently is by scheduling routine maintenance and tune-ups. During regular maintenance visits, the technician will be able to identify any potential problems, giving you the opportunity to get repairs completed before the furnace quits working altogether. Trust us, that's the last thing you want as winter starts to move in. 

When scheduling HVAC maintenance, remember to have the ductwork inspected and cleaned as well to ensure the air blowing into your home is clean and flowing as it should. Contact Kimbro Air today to schedule a routine maintenance and inspection appointment.