At Affordable Heating & Air Conditioning, we want our customers to be knowledgeable about their heating and air conditioning systems. Based in Johnson City, New York, our company is confident that the more people know, they more likely they will trust our professionally proven HVAC services.
Routine Maintenance Keeping your system properly maintained will lower energy and repair cost, prevent breakdowns and prolong the life of your equipment. Some maintenance should be left to the professionals, but there is much that you, as a homeowner, can do to prevent the mentioned problems.
Air Conditioning Routinely replacing the filter on your air conditioning system is the best way to ensure long-term reliability. Clogged and dirty filters restrict airflow and reduce your systems efficiency. You should keep leaves, twigs, and other debris from clogging the fan blades at the top of your condensing unit outside. Also check to make sure this unit is level, as unleveled unit are noisier and become damaged over time.
Finally check the condensate line that removes water that has condensed from the indoor evaporator coil. Find the end of the line and pull it loose from the fitting.
Pour 1:10 bleach-to-water solution down the line to remove any build up from inside the line. Always be careful when using lawn mowers and weed trimmers around the condenser units, as flying objects can cause damage to the coil and fins.
Furnaces As with air conditioning, the most important task of furnace maintenance is to change the filter. All other furnace maintenance measures should be left to a trained HVAC technician. Let us know immediately if your furnace is making unusual noises, producing unusual odors, or having any other problems.
Seal and Insulating Air Ducts For central air conditioning and furnaces to work efficiently, the ductwork must be airtight. Hiring a certified service technician to detect and correct duct leaks is a good investment, since leaky ducts may be difficult to find without professional experience and the right test equipment.
Obstructions can impair the efficiency of a duct system almost as much as leaks. You should be careful not to obstruct the flow of air from supply or return registers with furniture, drapes, or tightly fitted interior doors.
Contact us today for more useful information about maintaining an efficient HVAC system, and let us know if you require any repair or replacement services.