Managing Your HVAC System

Maintain Your HVAC System

You may not realize how important your heating and air conditioning systems actually are until you are having to go without during a really hot summer day, or freezing on a really cold night. Having a system that works properly actually takes a lot of work. Your system needs to be maintained properly or small things can over time turn into larger problems that can be extremely expensive. This article is going to go over what you can do in order to prolong the life of your entire heating and air conditioning (HVAC) system. 


One of the best things that you can remember is to keep things clean. You are going to want to replace filter, clean area around the fan intake, and clean the dampers. You are going to want to do these small things a few times a year, and this will go a very long way in keeping the HVAC system up and running at peak performance. Also make sure that you are cleaning compressor on the outside of your home as well. Make sure the debris is cleaned up and that the fins are straight. Also, you want to make sure that the compressor is level so the fluid can be distributed evenly. Once you have performed these small cleaning duties, you will be able to do them much more efficiently. As they say, practice makes perfect. 

Air Ducts

Something that is often overlooked as part of the system are the air ducts. This is where the hot or cool air is going to be coming from. It is going to be extremely important that you keep these air ducts completely clean. You can do it yourself for the most part using a really good vacuum, but about every other year, you should have a professional come in and suck all the debris and dust out of the air ducts. A blocked air duct can force your unit to work harder and therefore use more energy, but dirty air ducts are also bad for health.


It is smart to have a professional come and look at your entire system about every other year. While you clean your system, the technician will be able to perform the maintenance on the lines and other moving parts of the system. By allowing a technician, such as those at Hospitality heating and air conditioning Inc, to come to fix your system more often, it is going to cut back on the major problems that can be extremely expensive and hard to fix.