When you sit down with your family and give thanks this Thanksgiving, don’t forget to show some gratitude to your home’s HVAC system. This system works hard year-round, keeping you cool during Jacksonville’s hot and humid summers and warm during our nippy winter mornings. There’s no time like the present to show your HVAC system your gratitude for all it does by giving it the attention it deserves.
Give Your Condenser Some Attention
It’s important to keep your air conditioner’s condenser unit clean and free of outdoor debris to keep it running at its peak performance. If you haven’t kept up with trimming weeds or grass away from your air conditioner’s condenser unit, now is a good time to clear this vegetation away. This growth can block the airflow to your unit and cause it to overheat. Dirt, leaves, dust and pollen can also accumulate on the coils inside your condenser and should be cleaned away. After shutting the power off to your condenser, you can remove its access panel to reach the coils and clean them with mild soap and water. Wipe the coils with a cloth to dry and reinstall the panel.
Change Your Filters Each Month
The most important way to care for your HVAC system is to change its air filters whenever they are dirty. Make it a habit to check your filters monthly and replace when needed. This will ensure that your system is continually receiving proper air flow. You’ll be rewarded with your efforts with fewer repair calls because of wear and tear and a lower utility bills because your system will run more efficiently.
Clean Up Around Your Vents and Returns
Dust, pet hair, pollen and dander can accumulate in and around your HVAC system’s air vents and returns. These contaminants cause added wear and tear on your system while they are continually circulated throughout the system. Remove your vent and register covers and vacuum away debris and wipe them with a damp cloth. Keeping areas around your vents clean and uncluttered will keep air flowing properly.
Schedule a Fall Tune-Up
Regular maintenance from a professional is crucial for keeping your HVAC system running at its best. It ensures that your heat or cooling system is ready when you need it by finding problems that you might not be aware of. Fixing or replacing worn out parts before they begin affecting other components can help you avoid costly damage to your system. It also helps keep you and your family safe if there are electrical or fire hazards within your heating and cooling system.
If you haven’t scheduled your fall tune-up, now’s the time to show your HVAC system your gratitude for how hard it works throughout the year. Call Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning at (888) 476-2691 or schedule service online today.