Types of Maintenance Tasks

Once you know what exactly you’re looking for in the way of problems, the next step for caring for your HVAC system is to perform routine maintenance. Most people are under the impression that all you need to do to maintain your HVAC system is to call a professional once or twice a year. However, taking the time to properly inspect and clean your HVAC system between visits can greatly increase the life of your system while also preventing more expensive problems down the line.

Visual Inspections

As mentioned above, visual inspections are a vital part of HVAC maintenance. In addition to looking for leaks and inspecting the wires and terminals for corrosion, it’s also a good idea to check on your unit every once in a while to make sure that everything looks like it’s functioning properly. If you see anything that seems off, or you notice any dirt and debris that may be clogging your system, give it a good clean and call a professional for an expert inspection.


Cleaning

Most air conditioners have an outdoor condensing unit/heating pump. As you can imagine, these appliances are exposed to the elements, and one of the biggest things you will have to worry about is the dirt and debris we mentioned above. At the beginning of each season, it’s a good idea to go outside and clear off any dirt, leaves, or other debris that may be threatening to clog your system. It’s also a good idea to make it a habit of checking on your system every time you pass by, and if you have any questions or want advice on how to best maintain your condensing unit, reach out to our professional team at Davis Heating & Cooling today!


Change Filters

When it comes to HVAC maintenance, changing the filters is the number one step. However, many people have trouble remembering to even do that. In an ideal world, everyone would remember to change their air filters every one to three months. However, if you have allergies or pets, it’s a good idea to do it more frequently. At the very least, you should be changing your air filters twice a year.


Still not sure when is the right time to perform all the necessary maintenance tasks? Check out this helpful graphic below for a better idea of when you need to complete HVAC maintenance.