Keeping the HVAC system in good running condition is essential for your Red Oak, Texas, home. Fall maintenance helps to ensure that you’ll have sufficient heat during the winter months. There are several HVAC maintenance tasks that every homeowner can perform. Here are four of them:
Change the Air Filters
The air filters capture dirt and dust before they can enter into the system and your home. With clogged filters, the system has to work harder to deliver warm air. As a result, it increases heating bills. Change or clean the filters at least once a month to keep the system running efficiently.
Clear Debris From Around the Outside Unit
Debris, such as weeds, sticks and other items, can block airflow into the your outdoor unit. Airflow is vital in keeping your HVAC system running. Therefore, you should clean the area at least once a month or after any storms.
Clean the Furnace Cabinet
Dirt and dust in the furnace cabinet can not only block airflow. It can present a potential fire hazard. During your monthly maintenance tasks, open the cabinet and remove any dirt or objects that can hinder performance or cause a fire.
Wipe the Inside Supply Vents
The inside vents and registers allow the treated air to enter into your home. If they become clogged with dirt and dust, you won’t feel sufficient warm air coming into the room. Periodically check and clean them. Ensure nothing is blocking them, such as furniture, drapes or wall hangings.
These are easy DIY jobs that you can do. However, when it comes to more involved tasks, leave those to the professionals. They have the tools and training to tackle the intricacies of your complex HVAC system.
To schedule maintenance for your HVAC system, give our professional team at Freedom Heating & Air a call today. We look forward to speaking with you at (214) 306-8456.
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