Keeping the HVAC system in your Adamsville, Alabama, home well maintained is critical to ensuring that your home remains comfortable throughout the year. While having regular maintenance from a trusted HVAC company is the best way to keep your system running as it should, there are a few simple HVAC maintenance tasks that you can perform yourself to improve your system’s efficiency.
Keep Your Filter Clean
One of the simplest but often most forgotten tasks in HVAC maintenance is inspecting and changing your filter when needed. Your HVAC system’s filter is there to trap any dust and pollutants in your air. It prevents them from returning into your air supply or back into the components of your HVAC system. Most filters should be changed quarterly, perhaps monthly if you have shedding pets, but if you are unsure, follow the manufacturer’s guidelines.
DIY HVAC Maintenance Includes Cleaning Your Air Vents
The vents in your home can easily become clogged with dust and debris that have traveled through your ductwork and settled. If the buildup becomes too great, it can cause restrictions in airflow, which can cause your system to have to work harder, making it less efficient. To clean your vents, vacuum them with a brush attachment or remove them and clean them with soapy water, making sure they are dry before replacing them.
Restrictions to the airflow in your home can also be a common cause of poor efficiency with your system. To get the best airflow possible, make sure that your vents have, at least, a foot of space around them so that the air can freely flow into the room to help get it to the desired temperature. Make sure there is nothing decorative, such as curtains or blinds, blocking them. Also, be sure that all of your vents are open, even in rooms that are seldom used.
Do the tasks above to help improve the efficiency of the HVAC system in your home. For advanced maintenance and fixes, contact us today. One of our Total Comfort Heating and Air LLC technicians will schedule your maintenance.
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