Home HVAC Maintenance Tips for the Winter Months and Beyond

Have you prepped your heating system for the winter? If yes, then that’s good.

However, your job doesn’t stop there—proper care of your HVAC system is an ongoing task. Here are the top 5 HVAC maintenance tips that you should put at the top of your to-do list.  

Check and Replace Your Filter

Regular air filter replacement has a significant impact on your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency. It ensures adequate airflow and helps address IAQ-related issues. To get the most of your HVAC system, replace your filter at least once every three months or whenever needed.  

Clean Your Coils

According to the Department of Energy, dirty coils can increase your energy consumption by up to 30%. That’s why we always advise homeowners to regularly check and clean their evaporators, condenser coils, registers, and vents to avoid expensive headaches. But if these jobs seem difficult to handle, call the experts.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Shrubs, leaves, tall grasses, and tiny debris crowding your outdoor unit can obstruct airflow, resulting in reduced inefficiency or system breakdown. Make it a habit to regularly clear the area around your unit and maintain at least 2 to 3 feet clearance to allow proper air circulation.

Use Your Programmable Thermostat Wisely

Programmable thermostats are designed to curb the energy you consume regardless of the season. Make use of this functionality to adjust your indoor temperature and save some cash on your monthly utility bills. For instance, you can program the device to lower your average indoor temperature 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours when you are asleep or when everyone is out for work or school.

Sign Up for Maintenance

A certified and well-trained technician must inspect and service your HVAC system each year. Regular system check-ups can spot potential issues before they turn into major problems When signing up for annual HVAC maintenance, make sure to do it with a reputable HVAC company like BV Air Conditioning & Heating.   

When your HVAC needs help, whether it’s an ongoing maintenance or expert repair, call us at BV Air Conditioning & Heating. We proudly serve Grand Prairie, TX and the surrounding areas.

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