The HVAC system in your home or business represents one of the most significant investments you will make at the property. Moreover, the optimal operation of the HVAC system is a crucial element of the overall livability of a home or usability of a commercial property. Noting these points, there are some main rules of thumb to consider when it comes to HVAC management and upkeep.
Professional Inspection of Your HVAC System
Unfortunately, a considerably number of people overlook what is perhaps the most important element of HVAC management and upkeep. The importance of a regular professional inspection of your HVAC system cannot be undervalued.
If your HVAC system is under 10 years old, an annual professional inspection is appropriate. If your system is older, consider having a professional inspection twice a year. You might want to consider a seasonal inspection schedule in such a situation. Have a professional take a look at the equipment before the winter and summer seasons.
You may balk at the idea of professional inspections because of a cost concern. The reality is that an HVAC inspection is not a costly endeavor. Moreover, by having regular inspections of your system you are in a position of identifying issues with your HVAC equipment before they become more seriously and costly.
Pay Attention to Your Filters
Filters associated with your HVAC system are extremely important. Proper, clean filters optimize the efficiency of your HVAC system. In addition, appropriate filters enhance the overall environmental health of your home. When it comes to HVAC management, maintenance, and upkeep rules of thumb, keep a couple of important points in mind:
- check filters monthly to make sure they’re not prematurely dirty, dark, and clogged with debris
- replace filters at least every 90 days, absent an excessive accumulation before that time
- if you have dogs or cats in your home, consider replacing filters more frequently
If you have questions or concerns about HVAC management, maintenance, or upkeep, call us at (408) 295-2182. We can answer any questions you have about your system. In addition, we can provide a thorough inspection of your HVAC as well as any services you may need in regard to that equipment at your home or business.