When your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system) becomes inefficient and erratic, several problems can be encountered in your household. This includes a dustier atmosphere, an inconsistent hotness or coldness vibes in various areas of the house, and even make your allergens go nuts. All just because you did not suspect the HVAC can betray you. However, there are several ways to combat these issues from ever occurring in the first place, if you would maintain it on a regular basis with the several suggestions below.
Clean the units
If the ductworks in your system are not cleaned for an extended period of time, it may significantly decrease the efficiency of the system. Not only that, it is very unhygienic to do so, as the dusts can dampen your home’s atmosphere. Regular nice duct cleaning is therefore highly encouraged and strongly recommended. You can call a professional or do it on your own by checking in with the condensing unit or heat pump placed just outside the fan and mildly spraying it with water. You may even remove large deposits of debris on the outside compressor in the fan cage. Never use pressurized water as it can damage the unit.
Change the filter
You should know that the air filter in your HVAC should be replaced every six months or so to prevent excessive clogging of particulates and pollutants. But the number of changes you can do depends on how much dusts you could notice in your home. This air filter replacement is also necessary for a change of season. This is pretty much simple and you can do it on your own without professional help. You can open the HVAC furnace which is removable by screwdrivers.
Inspect your drainpipe
For newly installed HVAC, ask the experts where your home’s HVAC system’s drain pipe is. Upon finding it, you should inspect if there are any blockages that possibly hinder the air flow such as mildew formation, or even large debris of particulate matter. Regular inspection and cleaning of it can save you tons of money from damage repair of your evaporator coils if left untreated.
Address issues right away
If you have found certain issues with your HVAC system, don’t delay the inevitable. If you need ducted evaporative cooling repairs for instance and you did not seek professional help right away, the humid can encourage mold to grow in the ducts. It can produce pungent odors which is not healthy for a loner amount of time. The lesson is to always address encountered problems immediately as prolonging the treatment can only worsen the issue, and even your system’s condition.Keep in mind that as you use your HVAC, it is also your responsibility to maintain it. Doing so will reduce repair costs, and can make your home a more breathable place to live in.