How Often Should You Maintain Your HVAC System?

January 10, 2022 8:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

HVAC maintenance is crucial to your system’s operation. If you want reliable heating and air conditioning and if you want your unit to have a long lifespan, you need to perform regular maintenance. But how often should you do this?

The good news is that this is not something you need to think about every day, every week or even every month. Your main HVAC maintenance should happen just twice each year—and the pros can handle it for you.

Here’s what you need to know.

Spring maintenance

Each spring, you should prepare your AC unit for warm-weather operation. Contact your local HVAC professional to schedule a thorough inspection and tune-up. The technician will review all of the components and the operation of the air-conditioning portion of your HVAC system. This expert will ensure the system is ready to run smoothly for the season.

This will help prevent major repairs in the middle of the hot season. The technician can find any problems while they are still minor and take care of them right away to avoid more extensive (and expensive) repairs down the line. It also helps you avoid baking through warm weather without any AC while your system is down.

Fall maintenance

Each fall, your HVAC maintenance should include servicing your heater. This heater maintenance (like the AC tune-up) will prepare your system for seasonal operation. Your local HVAC maintenance specialists will review the heater and all its parts and make sure it is ready for top performance throughout the winter.

This simple heater maintenance will help extend the lifespan of your system. It will also help prevent breakdowns mid-season, so you are not freezing through a cold snap while your HVAC system is undergoing repairs.

Year-round maintenance

In addition to these two seasonal tune-ups that should be performed by a professional, there are some things you can do year-round to keep your HVAC in optimal condition. First, you can change air filters regularly. Second, you can inspect the unit regularly for debris and clear away any built-up leaves, etc. Third, you can check and replace thermostat batteries as needed. Lastly, you can keep return vents clear and clean them annually.

Making HVAC maintenance easier

To make this maintenance as simple as possible, partner with a local HVAC maintenance specialist. When you complete one appointment, go ahead and schedule the next one. Keep a log of the maintenance next to the unit so you know when it was completed last.

For ongoing maintenance, set reminders or do them at the same time each month. For example, when you pay your rent or mortgage, check the filter and the thermostat batteries, and change them if needed.

We’re here to help

The team at BLM Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning makes HVAC maintenance easy. We offer a full line of services to meet all your AC and heater maintenance needs. Contact us today to schedule your next maintenance call so we can keep your HVAC system in top shape year-round.

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