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by Deanna

6 Maintenance Tips to Extend the Lifespan of Your HVAC System

Proper care and maintenance of your HVAC system will make it last longer its average lifespan. As your equipment ages, it goes through wear and tear, and this reduces its energy efficiency. This can raise your utility bills and increase your carbon footprint. You will also be forced to perform frequent and costly repairs. Here are the care tips for extending the lifespan of your HVAC System.

Schedule Two Tune-Ups Per Year

Routine maintenance will help protect your investment and extend the service life of your HVAC system. It is recommended that you schedule two tune-ups in a year that is your furnace in the fall and your air conditioner in the spring by professional HVAC contractor.This usually involves cleaning, inspection, lubrication, and any other adjustments. A tune-up will help to optimize your system’s performance and reduce wear and tear.

Change Air Filters Regularly

Air filters trap dust, dirt and other air contaminants preventing them from entering your indoor air. Over time they get clogged and make your HVAC system work harder to circulate air throughout your home. This reduces its efficiency and increases wear and tear.

If you are using disposable fibreglass filters, you should replace them once every month. Some filters are designed to last longer and thus need cleaning or replacement over time.

Clean Your Ducts

Ducts are responsible for circulating air throughout your home. Leaks in the ductwork can lead to the build-up of dust and debris. This will affect the efficiency of your HVAC system and can lower your indoor air quality. Scheduling annual duct clean-up will help to remove any air pollutants and identify and fix any leaks.

Ensure that your ducts are properly insulated. Insulation helps to prevent conditioned air from escaping, which may strain your HVAC system. Other places that need proper insulation include the attic and the basement. Add more insulation in walls to ensure condition air does not escape.

Install a Smart Thermostat

smart thermostat helps regulate your home temperatures remotely using internet controlled devices such as smartphones or tablets. It has zoning features that enable you to cool or heat parts of your home that are not in use. Additionally, you can control your smart thermostat when you are away on vacations or work.

This helps to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system by scheduling automatic heating and cooling schedules. You set your system to run on energy-saving mode while no one is at home. This will prevent your system from working 24/7 and reduce wear and tear.

Check on Your Condenser

The condenser unit is located outside your home, and it’s designed to withstand the elements. However, it can get damaged from debris blown by hail or strong winds. After harsh weather, check for any signs of damage on your condenser. Leaves or weed can accumulate in your condenser and restrict proper airflow. This lowers the efficiency of your system, increases wear and tear and damage.

Ensure you clean this unit from time to time and remove any accumulation of debris or leaves. Cut down any vegetation growing around the unit to give room to breathe.

Other efficient ways to use your HVAC unit efficiently to increase its lifespan include:

  1. Regular furnace maintenance
  2. Improving ventilation
  3. Using the fan in auto setting
  4. Using the ceiling fan during the hot months


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. Why do you need to change furnace filter?

A. The Furnace filters tend to become clogged with dirt and dust over time. These dirty filters are ineffective and will increase your energy consumption and affect how your furnace works. The furnace works harder than usual to push air through the blocked spaces on these filters. If your furnace is turning on and off frequently, this may be the issue. To avoid this problem, change the filters often. Contact Chill Brothers to inspect your furnace.

Q. How often should I have my HVAC system serviced?

A. The HVAC system is very complex and made up of multiple parts. It is recommended that you schedule two tune-ups in a year that is your furnace in the fall and your air conditioner in the spring. Read our AC repair & maintenance guide to know more.

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