Proper end-of-summer HVAC system maintenance can extend the life of your unit. Houston residents, now is the time to prepare your home comfort system for the cooler months. Proper end-of-summer HVAC system maintenance can extend the life of your unit. Air Specialist can help you simplify your life with timely service calls and checkups. In the meantime, here are four things you can do now to ensure your system runs smoothly.
Change your air filter
You’ve been cranking the A/C this whole summer. Replacing your system’s filter allows air to flow freely and reduces dust and allergy particles that like to float around and disturb your family’s health. Our Air Specialist experts say air filters should be replaced every 60 to 90 days, but you may need to replace them more often. Pull out your air filter once a month and replace it if it looks dirty.
Clear the clutter
Go outside and inspect your exterior HVAC unit. Make sure no overgrown shrubbery or foliage is blocking the unit, which can restrict airflow. Indoors, check your electrical outlets to ensure they’re working well. Are your vents dirty? Remove their covers and check inside with a flashlight. Vacuum any dirt you find lingering. You should vacuum your vent covers regularly to give them a thorough cleaning and keep them pristine. While you’re at it, rearrange any furniture in front of vents so you get the most from your HVAC system.
Call in the pros
You can undertake the messy job of cleaning your A/C unit coils or you may want us to do your dirty work. Air Specialist offers maintenance plans to keep your home comfort systems working properly year-round. Your Air Specialist technician will lubricate all moving parts of your heating and A/C units as part of our annual plan. This keeps the mechanical components moving smoothly and may lower your electricity cost in the long run. Note that many heating and A/C unit warranties require regular maintenance as a condition. Our maintenance program also includes a full inspection of blower components, adjusting and cleaning them as necessary. Our annual program customers get a timely reminder each year so they don’t fall behind in their maintenance schedule.
Replace as needed
Your home comfort system has a lifespan. With regular maintenance, you may be able to extend that lifespan by three to five years. But an old unit will eventually increase your energy costs and leave you vulnerable to breakdowns during your most vulnerable days. The good news is that Air Specialist has you covered with end-of-season deals to help lock in savings now.
There has never been a better time to contact Air Specialist at (713) 481-1305 for your HVAC maintenance needs. Whether you need an annual maintenance plan, a fall inspection or a whole new system, we can keep your Houston area home comfortable and climate-controlled with a 100% satisfaction-guaranteed HVAC visit.