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Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System

woman-fanWait a second, you may be thinking, isn’t this the same blog that is always reminding me that routine HVAC maintenance is a job for trained professionals? What gives? Why the sudden change of heart? Well, if that’s the way that you feel, then you haven’t been paying very close attention. Yes, routine air conditioning maintenance is something that demands the skill and expertise that only trained, knowledgeable professionals can offer.

That does not mean that there is nothing that you can do to keep your air conditioner in good working condition, though. When you need HVAC services in Durham, NC, such as annual HVAC maintenance, then we are definitely the pros to call. Today, we’re going to prove that we’re true pros by helping you to understand how you can pitch in when it comes to keeping your AC in great working condition. Be sure to contact a member of our team with any questions that you may have. 

Change Your Air Filter Regularly

How lucky is it that one of the best ways to keep your air conditioning system in great working condition also happens to be a very simple, affordable practice? While changing your air filter may be simple, it most definitely is not optional. Not everything worth doing is tough to do. But can changing the air filter really be that beneficial?

You better believe it. If your air filter is too dirty, then your air conditioner is going to face a higher level of airflow resistance than it otherwise would. It is going to drive up your energy costs, while also putting strain on your air conditioner. That increases the risk of operational problems, resulting in increase repair needs that will wind up costing you even more money!

Keep the Outdoor Unit Clean

If you use a central air conditioning system or a heat pump, then you have an outdoor unit that is covered with condenser coils. If those coils are covered up with grass clippings, or if a bunch of tree limbs have fallen on top of the unit, then you are putting the operation of your system at risk. Keep that unit clean to help maintain your system!

The system needs to be able to release heat via those fins, and covering them with grass clippings is going to impede that operation. If there is yard waste on top of the unit, then sticks and branches can do damage by getting caught up in the fan. A few moments of cleaning can help you to save a lot of trouble down the road.

Schedule Your Maintenance with Us

Of course we were going to squeeze this in at the end. We understand that you want to take care of things on your own. Just keep in mind that there is no substitute for professional air conditioning maintenance. Changing your filter and keeping components clean is important. For thorough, effective maintenance, though, you’ll need the type of services that only trained professionals can offer.

Schedule your AC maintenance with Ideal Services Heating & Cooling.

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