If you’d like your HVAC system to serve your Asheboro, North Carolina, home for many years, you must schedule regular maintenance visits. Things can still go wrong between service calls, though. That’s why you need to perform regular tasks to care for your HVAC system. If you spot any problems, get in touch with an HVAC contractor immediately to avoid a major breakdown.

Keep the Inside Vents Clean

It’s important that you vacuum your home regularly so dust can’t settle inside the vents. If you notice unusual or unpleasant odors coming from the vents, schedule an appointment with a professional.

Clean the Outdoor Unit

You need to protect your outdoor unit from the weather and debris in the air. Fallen leaves and other small items might get stuck in your outdoor unit. You need to check for them regularly to avoid breakdowns and high repair costs.

Change Your Air Filter

You must change your HVAC system’s air filter at least every three months — more often if your home has large amounts of dust or pollen. If you notice a change in your indoor air quality, change your air filter. If your air quality doesn’t improve, contact a professional to arrange for an inspection of your HVAC system. In some cases, you may need to get a specialist to install an air purifier in your home to maintain the air quality and to reduce pollution.

Get the Ductwork Checked

While it’s not advisable that you try to repair your complicated HVAC system yourself, you can ask a HVAC specialist to check whether there are buildups in the ductwork that may be reducing the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning unit. If the service technician suspects there’s something reducing the performance of your HVAC unit, you’ll need to schedule a duct cleaning.

If you’re concerned about the performance of your HVAC system, get in touch with us at Charlie’s Heating and Cooling to schedule an appointment. You can talk to one of our heating and air conditioning experts by calling (336) 629-5453.

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