Vacuum and dust your home
While housework can be a chore, keeping your home nice and tidy is one of the most loving things you can do for your HVAC system. Vacuuming and dusting your home on a regular basis drastically reduces the number of particles in the air, helping your system’s air filter work smarter, not harder. Cleaning your home regularly is especially important during cold and flu season when healthy indoor air quality is of the upmost importance.
Change your air filters
Changing your air filters every 60 to 90 days is a great way to show your HVAC system some love. A clean air filter allows air to flow freely into your HVAC system, meaning it doesn’t have to work as hard. Otherwise, a dirty air filter can lead to issues for both your HVAC system and your home. These issues can include higher energy bills, overheating components, frozen evaporator coils, and uneven heating or cooling throughout your home.
Clean your air ducts
Much like your air filter can get run down by contaminants in the air, your HVAC system’s air ducts can get bogged down by dust, dirt and grime, too. This can reduce your unit’s efficiency while simultaneously increasing your energy bill. That’s why it’s so important to have your air ducts cleaned on a regular basis. Additionally, make sure your vent registers are clean and free from obstructions. Clutter, a poorly placed couch or even a house cat seeking extra warmth can take a toll on your heating system.
Inadequate insulation can be the source of lost heat from your HVAC system. In older homes, insulation is weaker and will create cooler areas in your home. You can improve your home’s insulation in several ways:
- Insulate your attic and water heater.
- Replace the screen in your storm door.
- Seal drafty doorways and windows with rubber weatherstripping.
Hire a pro to maintain your HVAC system
Having a professional perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system is perhaps the best way to give your home some TLC. You should have maintenance on your HVAC system twice per year to ensure your system is running efficiently.
When you show your HVAC system some extra love, it will thank you in return with lower energy bills and less frequent repairs. Here at MoreVent, we are dedicated to maintaining your HVAC system. Call us at (610) 444-3333 to schedule service today!