As your friend and neighbor, Hely Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to ensuring that your cooling system is keeping you cool.
Owning your first home is very exciting. But sometimes figuring out how everything works can be overwhelming.
The key to having everything running efficiently is to have the proper maintenance done both inside and outside your home. Making sure your heating and cooling system is maintained and working properly is important.
Here are some helpful tips for new homeowners to keep your HVAC system running at its best:
Don’t Forget to Change the Filters
Your HVAC system’s first line of defense are its air filters. When you don’t change them frequently, not only do you compromise the quality of your air, but you also tax your system. This can lead to putting more wear and tear on your HVAC units, which can decrease their longevity. It also increases the likelihood that you will have to make a repair call.
Air filters are important because they protect both the quality of the air you that your family breathes as well as the flow of air into your system.
Inspect the Condenser Unit Fan
If you don’t know what a condenser fan is, now is the time to learn. Since your air conditioning unit is probably outdoors and can be subjected to some harsh conditions, making sure that the fan is in working order is imperative to avoid damage to your unit. If you notice that one of the blades isn’t working properly or is cracked, make sure to call an HVAC professional to replace it right away.
Have the Ductwork Examined
Even though you had a home inspection, the inspector likely didn’t look behind the scenes to make sure that there weren’t any blockages of debris or leaks in your ductwork. When you move in, it is a good idea to have your ductwork cleaned to have a fresh start.
This will not only ensure that the air you are breathing in the best air possible, but an HVAC professional can make sure that your ductwork isn’t leaking in the wrong place and costing you a lot in monthly energy bills.
Call for Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance is important to keep everything running in top shape. It is also a good idea so that develop a network and know who to call if you should ever be in a jam instead of calling whoever is available and not knowing them.
Owning your first home is a really exciting time in your life. It is also a time when you have to start taking responsibility for the maintenance of all those things that make the house run – especially the heating and cooling system.
St. Louis Heating and Cooling
As your friend and neighbor, Hely Heating & Air Conditioning is dedicated to ensuring that your St. Louis home’s A/C system is keeping you cool, even during those sweltering summer days. Call us at (636) 305-9555 or fill out our online contact form!