The Importance of Maintaining your Home Comfort System
A home comfort system is a big investment and you want yours to last as long as possible. To get the best out of your indoor air unit you need to know how to correctly maintain it. By doing this you can save yourself a lot of money. Not only will your system last longer but it will remain more energy efficient when it is working to full capacity. By ensuring your indoor air quality is sustained your home will stay as healthy and comfortable as can be.
Air Conditioning Maintenance
Air conditioning systems require regular replacing of filters. To do this, remove the filters and either clean or replace them. Some systems will have reusable filters that can be wiped clean of dust and debris. Others need to be replaced each time. When the filters are clean this reduces energy consumption by as much as 15% so this is certainly worth doing regularly.
During the winter we recommend you cover your air conditioner to best preserve it. Covering a fixed unit will ensure that it stays free from dust, dirt and moisture that can clog or damage the system.
For the most efficient home heating, proper maintenance should be a priority. You could cut your heating system’s energy usage by a quarter by correctly looking after it. The required maintenance depends on the type of heating unit you have. A heat pump should have its filters cleaned or replaced regularly and coils and fans cleaned too. Check your heating system for leaks and moisture and call a repair technician should you notice any. If you have a thermostat then check this regularly by turning it up and checking that the system kicks in.
Call the Professionals at Ramos Refrigeration, A/C & Heating!
If you find that even after correctly maintaining your heating or cooling system it is not working as efficiently as it used to, it may be in need of repair. It is important that you do not attempt to fix it yourself, as you may end up causing more damage to the system. This could lead to a heftier repair bill or even the need for a whole new system, so don’t take the risk. Instead, call in a professional repair technician who is trained in indoor air systems. They will be able to advise you on the problem with your comfort system and perform a repair or replacement for you.