HVAC Preventative Maintenance
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So what is HVAC anyway?
HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. It’s the systems that regulate and move heated or cooled air throughout buildings ensuring people are kept comfortable.
HVAC- Preventive maintenance can:
- Save money
- Improve your air quality
- Improve your comfort
- Keep your home safer
- Help the environment
- Give yourself greater peace of mind
Preventive maintenance is crucial for keeping the HVAC system in a condo in good working condition and avoiding costly breakdowns. Here are some steps that can be taken to ensure the HVAC system in a condo is properly maintained:
Poor Air Quality: If you notice that the air in your home is stale, humid, or musty, it could be an indicator there is an issue with your HVAC system. A poorly functioning system can lead to a buildup of pollutants, allergens, and other contaminants.
Change Air Filters: This is one of the easiest and most important things you can do to maintain your HVAC system. Dirty air filters can reduce the efficiency of your system, increase energy costs, and cause it to overwork, leading to premature wear and tear. Filters should be checked and replaced at least once every three months.
Clean Equipment: Dirty coils and blower motors can cause your system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy costs and a shorter lifespan. These components should be cleaned once a year by a professional.
Refrigerant Levels: Low refrigerant levels can cause your system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy costs and a shorter lifespan. A professional should check refrigerant levels at least once a year.
Thermostat Settings: Incorrect thermostat settings can cause your system to work harder than necessary, leading to higher energy costs. Make sure your thermostat is set to the appropriate temperature and consider upgrading to a smart programmable thermostat to save energy.
By following these steps, you can help ensure that your condo’s HVAC system runs efficiently, reduces energy consumption, and lasts longer.