Homeowners in Asheboro, North Carolina, depend on their HVAC systems to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Typically, they forget about their HVAC system until it malfunctions. Don’t let that happen to you. Extend your HVAC system’s life with the following four tips:
Change Your HVAC Filters
HVAC filters collect unhealthy particles like smoke, dirt, dust, pollen and pet dander to maintain your home’s air quality. The filter keeps the debris from traveling through the ducts and decreases how hard your HVAC unit has to work. Change yours every 90 days for optimal efficiency.
Schedule an Annual Tune-up
Schedule an annual tune-up to extend your HVAC system’s life. Your service technician will:
- Test the refrigerant levels
- Clean the condenser coils
- Inspect capacitors
- Conduct other tune-up tasks
Scheduling annual tune-ups allows you to take preventive actions. If you discover an issue, you can resolve it before it becomes costlier to repair.
Clean Your Ductwork
Dirty ducts reduce your air quality, create blockages, and make your HVAC system work harder. Your unit has a limited life — dirty ducts can decrease its lifespan.
Dirty ducts can also make your family sick. Poor air quality aggravates existing health conditions like asthma and allergies. To prevent severe symptoms, schedule a professional duct cleaning every two to five years.
Mind Your Thermostat
Asheboro can get hot in July, and it can lead you to tax your air conditioning unit by setting your thermostat too low. This low setting will cause your unit to work all day while it attempts to meet your extreme demands. Choose your thermostat setting wisely; learn other ways to cool your home without straining your AC system.
If you want to extend your HVAC system’s life, you can start with one of our HVAC maintenance plans. At Charlie’s Heating & Cooling, our HVAC service technicians will assess your system and review options that fit your needs and budget. Give us a call today at (336) 629-5453.
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