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3 Preventive HVAC Maintenance Tasks Every Homeowner Should Perform

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Homeowners in Lancaster TX, Texas, rely heavily on their HVAC systems. To keep yours running efficiently, you have to perform regular preventive HVAC maintenance on it. When you schedule a preventive maintenance inspection, we’ll check your system’s components and make sure they’re in good working order. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do on your own to improve the health of your HVAC system:

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Over time, dead leaves, pieces of grass, weeds, bugs and many other outdoor particles can cover the outdoor unit of your HVAC system. To ensure your system runs without problems, give clean the exterior of your outdoor every few months. Turn off the system and wipe down the grille to ensure it’s receiving proper airflow. Additionally, look for any holes or dents in the unit, which could be a sign of a bigger problem.

Change Your Air Filter

Perhaps the number-one preventive maintenance task that you can perform on your HVAC system is changing your air filter. Over time, your air filter collects a lot of dust and debris. As a result, your system has to work harder to force air through it. Changing your filter every 30 to 90 days reduces the strain on your HVAC system and helps it last longer. It also lowers your energy bills and helps maintain good indoor air quality.

Keep Access Points Clear

You should always have at least 2 feet of clearance between your outdoor HVAC unit and any other things in your yard. Once a week, inspect the outdoor unit to make sure the kids haven’t thrown their toys near it or tree branches haven’t fallen in the vicinity. This gives your unit the space it needs to regulate airflow. It also makes it far easier for a comfort advisor to access it in the event of an HVAC emergency.

Take care of your system that keeps your family feeling comfortable throughout the year. Contact Carrollton Air Conditioning, Inc. today at (972) 435-7593 to learn more about our preventive HVAC maintenance agreement, which includes spring and fall checks.

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