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Tips for HVAC Preventive Maintenance

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As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  In other words, it’s much easier to stop something from happening than pay the price in repairs after the damage has been done.  This is especially true for HVAC systems.  Here are five tips you should consider as ways to ensure the proper preventive HVAC maintenance is accomplished.

  1. First and foremost, you should check and/or change your filters often to ensure your system runs as efficiently as possible.  Dirty filters increase energy costs and can eventually damage your equipment, which could lead to system failure.

  2. Install a programmable thermostat that can be adjusted while you are away from your home, which can reduce energy costs by a considerable amount.

  3. Ensure you clean the area around your HVAC system to keep the condensing unit free from air flow obstructions that may cause your unit to work harder and possibly ultimately fail.

  4. If you have ductwork, it’s so important to have it routinely inspected.  Over time, air ducts can accumulate all kinds of obstructions to normal airflow.  These can weaken your system and overwork your equipment.  Ducts also collect and trap dust and/or dander and can even develop leaks through which air can escape.

  5. Finally, it’s always best to schedule routine seasonal HVAC maintenance before the season begins.  As you know, Georgia summers can be brutal.  The last thing you want to happen is for your HVAC system to break down as the thermometer nears triple digits.

Keep these tips in mind when you think about the best way to ensure your HVAC system operates efficiently and as intended for your home.  Ultimately, these preventive measures can save you money.  Make your appointment today at (404) 803-7471.