Managing Your HVAC System

Cheap And Easy HVAC Maintenance

HVAC maintenance is basically an ongoing battle. That is, you need to constantly be doing all the prescribed maintenance task for your vital components or else your system will suffer and become less efficient. While you will frequently need to refer to professional HVAC technicians to service your system, there are some cheap and easy maintenance tests that you can do on your own to increase the overall health an efficiency of your system. Here are three easy ways to make your HVAC system more productive:

Clean Your air Registers

The productivity of your HVAC system is largely dependent on airflow. That is, no matter how well your vital appliances are working, their productivity will be wasted if the air is not pumping properly and reaching every square foot of your house. For this reason, one of the most effective ways to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system is to simply clean your air registers on a regular basis. Most people focus on more substantial HVAC repairs before they even think to clean their air registers. Luckily, cleaning a registered is simple, all you need is a drill to remove the registers from the wall. Once registers are removed, you can easily clean them in your sink using dishwashing soap. The key is to clean out the space between each individual vent so there's nothing blocking the airflow.

Clean Your Ducts

While you have your air registers removed from the wall, you should also take a look inside your air ducts and clean them if necessary. Duct cleaning is very simple if you have the right tools. Usually, you will need an extension pole to reach the back of the ducts. Telescoping extension poles, Along with duct cleaning brushes, are cheap and easy-to-use. For less than hey $50 investment, you can have all the tools for a thorough duct cleaning.

Check Your Air Filter

In-duct air filters are also vital to air flow throughout your house. Depending on the size of your house, there could be anywhere from one to four in-duct filters. If these are not changed on a regular basis, not only we are airflow be greatly reduced, the quality of the air pumping into your home will be compromised. This is especially problematic if anyone in your home has allergies.

These three simple checks and repairs can increase the overall efficiency of both your heating and cooling systems. Contact a company like Airwaves Heating & Air Inc for more information and assistance.