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Top 5 Maintenance Tips for Your Home’s HVAC

Man in hardhat providing maintenance to a HVAC unit.

To know how to care for your HVAC, you must first know what HVAC is. HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. Your HVAC is the system you can thank for keeping you warm in winter and cool in the summer. However, if not maintained properly, it may fail in doing both. These 5 tips will help you get the most out of your HVAC.

1. Schedule Professional Maintenance

There are steps you can take to ensure your system is functioning at its best, but there are some tasks that should be left to the professionals. Prior to each major heating season, as well as before each major cooling season, call Hedrick's Service Now at (214) 509-6029 to schedule a maintenance check.

2. Change Filters

Changing your AC’s filter is crucial! In most cases, changing the filter every three months should suffice, but if you live in an area with a lot of dust or if you have pets, changing your filters more frequently may be necessary.

3. Clean/Clear the Outside Unit

Take a walk outside and inspect your unit. Vegetation growing too close to the unit can cause plants to get stuck inside and may damage the system. Find some weed whackers or a lawnmower and be sure that the area surrounding your HVAC is clear.

Once the area has been cleared, take a hose and give the unit a thorough spray down clearing it of any bugs, spider webs, or dust.

4. Wipe Down Vents

Hot and cool air passes through ducts and enters your home via vents. Therefore, it is important to keep your vents clean to allow for a strong airflow that is free of dust and debris. Simply take a duster or a cloth and wipe all the vents around your home every month, or as necessary.

5. Install a Smart Thermometer

When it comes to maintaining a healthy HVAC unit, smart thermostats can be a great tool. Smart thermostats give homeowners reminders about when it is time to change the filter. They can also alert homeowners of any issue with airflow or temperature control that may require professional attention.

We know there is a lot to remember when it comes to a home. These 5 simple steps will help prevent HVAC emergencies and will ensure your family is getting clean, quality air all year long. Schedule your preventative maintenance today by calling Hedrick's Service Now at (214) 509-6029.