As A New Homeowner, What Should You Know About HVAC Preventive Maintenance?
If you've just purchased your first home, you're likely excited to begin unpacking, decorating, and taking the other steps needed to make your house into a home. Many new homeowners may not give much thought to HVAC maintenance until an issue arises.
Unfortunately, HVAC problems often tend to develop during the hottest (or coldest) times of year, leaving you uncomfortable until you're able to schedule repairs. Read on to learn more about some of the maintenance you'll want to perform on your HVAC unit to keep it in good working condition for years to come.
Keep Your Unit Clean
Your exterior air conditioner unit performs best in shade; unfortunately, shade that's provided by trees can often mean leaves, twigs, and other debris will make their way inside the unit over the summer. By using a water hose to (gently) wash away debris while sweeping leaves and twigs out the side vents, you'll ensure that your air conditioner is operating at peak efficiency without debris clogging its intake.
It's also a good idea to keep your air conditioner unit covered during the winter months when it's not in use. Doing so should seriously cut down on the amount of cleaning you'll need to do before you turn on the air conditioner for the first time each spring.
Perform Regular Inspections
Often, problems with your HVAC system can manifest themselves visually before you begin to notice performance issues. By periodically having a professional inspect the cords and wires that travel to and from your outdoor air conditioning unit to ensure they aren't becoming frayed, looking at the unit itself for signs of rust or corrosion, and making sure the batteries in your thermostat are fresh, you'll be able to stop a lot of performance problems in their tracks.
If you're facing performance issues with your HVAC unit, want some more information on how your HVAC system functions, or just have some maintenance questions, contact the experts at Westberry Heating and today. Whether you need to inspect your ducts, clean your dryer vent, or troubleshoot some performance issues, Westberry can answer your questions and perform a wide variety of services and repairs for your HVAC system. Contact us today!