Improper maintenance performed on your heating or air conditioning unit could cost you a lot of money. You should never wait until it breaks down completely before having it checked out by a professional. Preventative care will be what keeps your HVAC unit from breaking down in the first place. As a homeowner you can save a lot of money on costly equipment as well as energy which can also be expensive. Here are some tips you can use to help you properly maintain your heating and air conditioning units to keep them running for many years to come.

Filter Replacement

Filters should be replaced at least every six months if not sooner. Make sure you inspect them regularly and make sure they stay as clean as possible. How clean they are may depend on how often you are using your heating or air conditioning unit.

Evaporator and Condenser Coils

Where there is dampness, mold will grow and cause a problem with your unit. It is important to clean your evaporator and condenser coils at least once a year. You may need to do it twice a year depending on how much dirt is in the condenser coil because it does seem to fall apart fairly easily.

Inspections of Fans, Belts, etc.

You will need to inspect and clean your fans, bearings, belts at least twice a year to check that they are functioning properly. Make sure that the fan motors are running in the right direction and clear labels on the fan housing, the motor and the wires that can make this problem worse.

Check and fix leaks

If you notice any leaks that are in the supply duct and cabinet these need to be fixed immediately and checked at least once a year. You will also need to replace any latches or screws that may have fallen out over time.

Clean the dampers

You will also need to clean and adjust the dampers at least once a year. Dampers that do not work properly is one of the most common problems when it comes to HVAC units and maintenance. Dampers will keep the compressor running properly and keep it at the right temperature.

Keeping up with the basic maintenance of your HVAC systems can save you a lot of money as well as time in the long run. Most of these tasks are very basic and can be done with little effort.

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