Just as regular oil changes extend the life of your car, regular maintenance extend the life of your HVAC system. As a Louisville, KY homeowner, there is a lot on your to-do list. In between soccer practice, band lessons, office deadlines, conference calls, and family dinner, the maintenance of your home heating and cooling system is often the last thing on your mind.
The seasonal maintenance for your heating and cooling system is simple, but crucial to ensure your system is working properly. For Louisville HVAC maintenance, Breckinridge Heating & Cooling has the expertise to perform annual or semi-annual checkups for you to keep your family safe and comfortable all year long.
Heating and Cooling Maintenance Benefits
Reliability: Regular maintenance of both your air conditioner and furnace is an insurance policy for the life of your system. This reduces the chances of an entire system failure and saves money on costly repairs.
Allergies: By cleaning your heating and cooling system regularly, and changing the air filters, you can actually reduce the allergens in your home, making it more comfortable for those who suffer from allergies.
System Life: Seasonal maintenance of your Louisville AC and furnace extend the life of the system overall. You will receive several more years of reliability from a system that has been well-cared for.
Cost: Not only will a maintained system last longer over time, but it will save you money day-to-day in utility bills because a properly cared for system runs more efficiently and results in lower bills.
Everyday HVAC Maintenance Tips
Avoid switching the temperature setting on your unit too frequently or too drastically. Your home furnace or air conditioner does not work like your car AC and does not respond well to rapid changes. Don’t crank the heat up to 85 just because you walked in the door and haven’t had a chance to warm up, only to switch it back to the 70s when you get comfortable. Instead, set the thermostat to your desired temperature and wait for it to gradually reach that point.
The air in your home is heated and cooled based on overall movement. To help your heating and cooling system, use ceiling fans, or whole house fans to strategically move air and distribute hot or cool air more quickly. Also ensure there is nothing blocking your air vents. Remove drapes, furniture, toys, rugs or other household items that may block vents and make your unit work harder.
Keep the Sun Out
Use blinds and shades strategically throughout the day to block the sun. Keep your windows closed and keep the doors closed. This will minimize the strain of your unit and keep a comfortable temperature year-round.
Change the Air Filter
This is the number one recommendation from HVAC manufacturers and is number one cause of system breakdowns. So be sure to change the air filters regularly.