From heating to cooling your home, the HVAC system is an important feature to your house. Over time, the furnace and AC will not function as efficiently as it once did; so performing general maintenance is important. You can perform some of the HVAC maintenance on your own, while other issues will require that of a trained professional from businesses like Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. Here are some of the HVAC maintenance steps you should take annually. 

Change Air Filters

Air filters collect dirt, dust and dander over time. This keeps the airflow clean, but if the filters are not replaced regularly, it forces the system to work harder in order to push air through the clogged filters. It also reduces the quality of air in the home. Air filters should realistically be changed out every two to three months, although if you have pets, smoke, or suffer from allergies, more frequently is recommended. 

Monitor Thermostat

Changing out the batteries keeps the thermostat running at peak efficiency. You can also program the thermostat to maintain certain temperatures at different times. This way, you save money by only heating or cooling the home when needed. 

Visual Inspection and Cleaning

Walk around any outside unit. Clean away long grass and debris collecting around the system and perform a visual inspection. While you may not have the ability to repair damage on your own, you can point out the problem when bringing an HVAC professional onto the scene.

Annual HVAC Inspection

The professional annual inspection helps identify potential problems and correct issues. Correcting these small issues can help save money over the course of the year. It also helps you correct a smaller problem before it turns into a major situation later on down the line. So make sure to have a professional annually inspect your HVAC system

From removing debris around any outdoor unit to regularly changing out air filters, HVAC maintenance is important to the longevity and efficiency of your system. If you have questions about your current system, are in need of repairs, upgrades, or want to schedule an annual inspection, give the professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal, a call today!

Summary: Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is essential! It extends the life of the system while cutting energy consumption. From changing air filters to having an annual inspection from an HVAC professional, you HVAC system will continue to run at peak efficiency.