Your HVAC is responsible for keeping you from sweating during summers or freezing during winters. However, like any other appliance in your home, its performance is directly related to how well-maintained it is. If you want to properly maintain the air condition inside your home, you need to know how to properly care of your HVAC.
Keeping It Clean
Although today’s HVAC units are designed to be low-maintenance, they still need to be cleaned at least once every two months. As the HVAC filters out dust from the air, the dirt eventually accumulates to the point that the HVAC won’t be able to properly circulate air around the room. While it’s easy to clean the removable filter, getting rid of debris from the more sensitive parts of the HVAC has to be done by professionals like us.
Keeping It Dry
One of the most common problems that HVAC users have to deal with is the presence of leaks. Water condensation inside the unit gets stuck in the evaporator and starts leaking inside the room instead of being redirected outside through a hose. If this happens, stop using the system and have it checked by our team of HVAC repair experts to see if the buildup has done any damage.
Check the Lines
HVACs have a couple of lines or tubes that carry the refrigerant from the evaporator to the condenser and vice versa. A damaged or clogged refrigerant line can prevent the HVAC from being able to cool or warm the air. If you suspect that your refrigerant lines have a problem, we can send a specialist to take a closer look and replace them if necessary.
Trim Nearby Plants
Since the condenser part of an HVAC system is placed outdoors, there’s a good chance that plants can grow close to it. If left unchecked, branches and leaves can get caught in the condenser’s propeller and cause damage. Call an air conditioner repair expert as soon as you suspect debris getting snagged in the propeller. Then, trim nearby branches or plants to prevent the damage from happening again.
A well-maintained HVAC system is the secret to a comfortable indoor atmosphere. Keep your HVAC healthy with help from our team of experts. AirWorks, Inc. is the leading provider of HVAC-related services in Kalispell and Whitefish, MT. Call us at (406) 630-4170 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.