dreamstime_xxl_11882555Proper maintenance of your home’s heating and air conditioning is one of the leading factors that help determine its effectiveness, dependability and longevity. Whether you are looking to avoid a costly replacement prematurely or ensure that your home is equally heated and cooled throughout the life of your system, it is crucial that you take steps toward proper maintenance of your home’s HVAC systems. Here are the best ways you can help to preserve and protect your home’s heating and air conditioning:

Professional Maintenance

The best way to preserve the life of your system is professional maintenance. We recommend a minimum of one service appointment per year to ensure that your heating and air is working properly, and to perform routine maintenance that is outside of the realm of safe and wise DIY. There are a number of reasons that regular professional maintenance is the top way to keep a healthy HVAC system in your home, including:

  • We can see the signs of potential issues and repair your HVAC systems before they fail
  • Regular maintenance is necessary for a healthy system, and much of this requires professional training and licensing to be done safely
  • Often initial services are covered by warranties on new systems for an extended period of time
  • Increased output and efficiency from technicians identifying and solving simple problems during maintenance, such as air intake blockages or tough-to-find dust buildup

dreamstime_745202Replace Air Filters

While no two furnaces are the same, most require regular changes in air filters. This simple, inexpensive form of maintenance can keep your system running effectively and safely. While this may seem like no big deal, failing to regularly change your air filter can greatly diminish your system’s effectiveness, both in output and, of course, air purity. If your air filters are freshly changed, yet the air in your home is still not clean and fresh, you may want to inquire about our indoor air quality test.

Remove Air Intake Blockages

Your system features a number of large air intake vents throughout your home, and these are crucial for a healthy airflow in your heating and air conditioning. If you have debris, belongings, or dust accumulations blocking your air intake vents, then your system will be required to work far harder than it needs to, and may not be able to achieve optimal levels. Likewise, the external air intake that kicks on whenever your air conditioning is running functions in a similar way. If you are not confident in your ability to safely clear this system’s dust or debris, then schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians to do a check up for your system. These simple intake vents are crucial to keeping your system running throughout its life.

We often receive questions from homeowners in New Braunfels that are unsure what they should do to better maintain their home’s HVAC system, and when to call a technician to do so. With a regular maintenance and repair check up plan in place, you are sure to get the most out of your heating and air conditioning system.