According to experts, your HVAC unit is one of the most important components of your home. After all, it is what helps keep your home comfortable all year round no matter the season. With that in mind, it’s vital that you properly maintain your home’s HVAC unit. One way you can do this is by maintaining the unit every month.
To help you get started, here’s an HVAC to-do list for the month of September from the expert HVAC contractors of GO Green Air:
Check Your Air Filter
When maintaining your HVAC unit, one of the first things that you need to do is check your unit’s air filter. Remember: the summer season just ended and that means your HVAC unit went through a period of heavy cooling system use. It’s possible the filter has become filled with contaminants and might have to be replaced, especially if it’s been more than three months since you’ve installed a new air filter.
Inspect All Registers and Return Air Grilles
Apart from checking the air filters, experts also recommend that you inspect all registers and return air grilles in your home. That way, you can ensure that they aren’t blocked or shut by tables or other kinds of furniture. This is because these vents should never be blocked as doing so can restrict airflow through your HVAC units, creating performance issues and system overheating.
Have the Exterior Cooling Equipment Inspected
While you’re maintaining your HVAC unit, have the exterior cooling equipment inspected as well. Gently brush away any grass clippings and debris that may have been caught on the unit so it doesn’t impede on its performance. On the other hand, if you want to have the unit itself inspected, don’t hesitate to turn to an HVAC repair and maintenance expert like GO Green Air for assistance.
Check the Drip Pan and Condensate Line
Finally, be sure to also have the drip pan and condensate line inspected for clogs. According to experts, if these components become clogged with mold or algae growth, the cooling process’ condensation won’t be able to exit your building properly, causing the cooling system to malfunction or back-up indoors and cause water damage. If it’s clogged, use a wet/dry vacuum to clear water from the drip pan or use rags to soak it up and clean it with mild soap. As for the clogs in your condensate drain line, you can clear them with a wet/dry vacuum.
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