A well-running HVAC system is crucial to maintaining comfort in your home. A system breakdown can leave you and your loved ones in quite a predicament. In addition, repair or replacement costs can be expensive. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to prevent breakdowns. Take a look at these tips to prevent costly HVAC repairs.
1. Get Seasonal Tune-Ups
You should have your HVAC system checked in both the fall and the spring to make sure things are in tip-top shape. In the fall, a technician will check over your heating system. The spring tune-up is for making sure your air conditioner is in working order. This preventive measure will consist of a technician checking for mechanical issues and replacing filters, among other inspection items, to catch problems before they occur.
2. Check for Leaks and Clear Debris
You have some control when it comes to keeping your HVAC system in working order. A simple visual check can help you take steps to keep problems from occurring. Look around the outside of your unit for leaks. This could indicate mechanical issues that should be addressed by a professional. In addition, it’s also a good idea to inspect the area around your unit for debris like branches, leaves or lawn clippings that could keep it from working efficiently. Simply taking the time to clear away debris and to hose down your unit can keep your motor running smoothly.
3. Avoid Blocking Air Vents
Something many people don’t consider is how easily a blocked air vent inside can lead your HVAC system to work harder than it should. This is an easy fix. Move furniture or other items away from vents, and do regular checks to make sure vents are always clear. Doing so can help keep your unit’s mechanical parts from failing.
If you live in Coral Springs or the surrounding area, you can count on Brisk Air, Inc. to help you to prevent costly HVAC repairs. Ask about our Comfort Club service for regular tune-ups and maintenance. We can also help you to maintain your indoor air quality and clean your ducts. We invite you to give us a call today.