The HVAC system in your Buford, Georgia, home can provide you countless years of loyal service. Without proper maintenance, however, this could lead to issues such as poor indoor air quality. While it’s crucial to have professional maintenance service twice a year, there are some HVAC maintenance tasks you can perform to ensure your system is running as efficiently as it should.
Changing Your Filter
One of the simplest HVAC maintenance tasks is changing your air filter. Your air filter helps to trap allergens, dirt, and dander, preventing them from getting into your HVAC system. When your filter becomes too dirty, it restricts airflow and makes your system work harder.
Clearing Around Your Outdoor Unit
The outdoor unit of your HVAC system is more prone to damage. Dirt, debris, brush, and branches can become lodged in it and damage the components. To reduce the risk of damage, you should keep at least one foot around your unit clear of bushes, tall grasses, and other yard debris. If you have branches hanging over your unit, be sure to trim them back.
Vacuuming Your Vents and Returns
Dirt, dust, and debris often accumulate in your ductwork around indoor vents and returns. When they get clogged with buildup, you may begin to experience weakened airflow. This will not only lead to your system having to work harder than it needs to, but it can also lessen the quality of your indoor air.
When performing your regular cleaning, use a brush attachment on your vacuum to gently remove loose dust from the vents and returns. If stubborn debris remains, you can remove the covers and wash them with soap and water, thoroughly dry them, and put them back on.
Need to keep up with regular HVAC maintenance? Contact us at 770-450-6001. One of our Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc. specialists will set up your appointment and get your system running optimally.
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