Just like our homes, our HVAC systems are true investments in the quality of our home’s indoor air and comfort. As a homeowner, you can take steps to extend your system’s lifespan and keep it running properly and efficiently for years to come. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of things you can do to keep your AC in peak working condition for your family.
Change Air Filters
There are a few things you can do to help extend the lifespan of your AC unit, and that begins with regularly changing your air filters. It’s recommended that you change your air filter every 1-6 months, depending on your home’s needs, to avoid build-up, dust, bacteria, and other hidden horrors affecting your home’s air quality. If you have a pet or suffer from allergies, changing your air filter more frequently may benefit you in the long run.
Keep Your AC Clean
If you live in Mobile, AL, you know the ever-changing weather can affect the exterior of your home from the humid heat of the summer to the unpredictable hurricane season. If your outdoor AC unit is surrounded by debris, this could cause your unit to work harder than it needs to. Implementing a seasonal cleaning of your outdoor unit could save years on your system. To improve your system’s performance, have your unit professionally cleaned to improve efficiency and possibly lower your electric bill.
Remove Air Flow Obstructions
We should keep our interior vents and filters free of debris and blockages just the same as we do our exterior unit. To ensure your indoor air circulation maintains proper flow, keep the area around your air vents clear of clutter, furniture, or obstacles that can prevent accessible airflow through your home.
Inspect Air Ducts
Gaps and leaks in your home’s ductwork can develop as your system and home age. When cool air escapes and does not travel to its designated areas, your unit is unable to efficiently cool you home, driving up your energy bills and preventing your total comfort. Have an expert inspect your ducts to ensure your unit is performing appropriately.
Schedule Annual or Bi-Annual Maintenance
When you schedule annual or bi-annual maintenance, you’re setting your home up for success. Natural wear and tear can happen on your HVAC system if not properly installed and maintained. By allowing our team to service your units, we are inspecting and cleaning your AC unit either once per year or twice per year as the colder season moves into hot season and vice-versa. This ultimately will save you time, money, and hassle.
Call Professionals When You Need
Let us do the work for you. Total Living Comfort is committed to providing you and your family with fantastic air quality. We take pride in the quality of our workmanship and understand the importance of keeping your home’s air comfortable and clean. When a problem arises, contacting licensed professionals to get the job done can help you make the most of your HVAC system investment.
At Total Living Comfort, we are dedicated to providing you with the cleanest air possible. With the help of our Indoor Air Quality experts, we can do just that. Contact us today for a FREE indoor air quality inspection and let us help you live healthier and breathe easier.