Flowers are blooming, and spring is here in Lake Charles, LA, with the heat of summer not far behind. Now is the time to go over your HVAC system and get it ready for the cooling season. Here are four of the most important HVAC maintenance tasks to keep your air conditioner going through the long summer.
Invest in a Maintenance Agreement
If you have a new HVAC system, your warranty most likely requires that you sign up for a maintenance contract to keep your coverage. If your system is older, regular maintenance can keep your system going longer than expected.
Replace All Filters
Without airflow, your HVAC system can’t do its job. Clogged filters make your system work much harder than necessary, shortening its lifespan and causing unnecessary failures. Replacing every filter in your HVAC system will save you from spending money on preventable repairs.
Prepare the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit
Debris can build around your outdoor unit and impede its ability to cool itself down. Make sure to clear any leaves or other debris from the vents on the sides. You should also clear away any plants that have grown too close to the unit to prevent issues from cropping up later on.
Check Your Drains and Ducts
Make sure that all the drains in your HVAC system are clear and draining properly. Look inside your ductwork to verify that dust hasn’t collected inside them. Clear clogs and clean out ductwork as necessary, so your system won’t cause health problems from standing water or dangerous particulates as it runs.
Are you concerned that your cooling system isn’t ready to tame the summer heat? Call Burnsworth’s A/C to schedule an inspection of your system anywhere in the Lake Charles, TX, area. Our technicians will check for any issues that need addressing and have you ready to get through the summer months in total comfort.
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