Why wouldn’t you want to ensure that your HVAC system works for as long as possible? If you are like most homeowners, you do want to ensure that it does – but you may not know how to do that. Keep reading for four tips to help you boost the lifespan of your HVAC system. If you have questions, or you want to set up service, contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 right away.
- Open Up the HVAC Vents
Many people assume that closing HVAC vents in rooms they are not using is a great way to boost energy efficiency. This is false. In fact, closing these vents can actually decrease how efficient your system is by increasing the air pressure within the unit. This requires your system to work harder and can wear out your duct system faster too. We recommend keeping vents open to optimize airflow, keep pressure levels even, and help prolong the life of your system.
- Get Regular Maintenance on Your HVAC System
Making sure you get regular maintenance from an experienced HVAC company is an essential part of ensuring your system lasts as long as possible. Maintenance will depend on your specific unit and its needs but will generally include replacing worn filters, deep inspection to ensure everything is working correctly, and comprehensive tests to check performance. This type of furnace maintenance can help you identify issues before they become huge problems.
- Have Your Ducts Cleaned Yearly
If you have broken ductwork, the performance and longevity of your HVAC unit can be compromised. Your ducts can also get clogged with various debris such as dirt, nests, leaves, and dust. This can make airflow poor and can result in very poor indoor air quality. It can also put more pressure on your HVAC system.
We recommend cleaning out the ductwork at least once per year. This gets rid of the contaminants described above, optimizes airflow, and improves the overall air quality within your home. It can also help your system work at peak performance and reduce allergens in your home.
- Schedule Repairs as Quickly as Possible
If you believe that there is something wrong with your heating and air conditioning system, then you should call in the professionals for repairs as soon as possible. Trying to fix complex issues yourself can both be dangerous and can cost more when the repairs must be done over. Remember that whatever the issue is, it is not going to get cheaper or easier to repair.
If you are in need of maintenance or repairs for your HVAC system, we recommend contacting Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing at (661) 947-2653 for help. We can schedule an appointment for you right away and get your unit fixed in no time flat.