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How To Properly Maintain Your Heating And AC Systems In Your New York Home

We know what you’re thinking: Shouldn’t maintenance be assigned to my HVAC installer company? This is a valid concern, but living in NY could come with its own set of issues that could affect your system way before professionals can get to your property. The best way to circumvent these problems is to keep a list of pointers for you to consider while overseeing the maintenance of your own system before the problems arise. 

Check out the list of tips we compiled below: 

Inspect Your Fan, Bearings, And Belts Twice A Year

For repairs to be quicker, it’s best to take note of these parts and how they’re performing so you can see whether they’re due for professional maintenance soon. 

Read up on the pointers below for checking these parts:

  • Check to see if your fan motors are running in the right direction. If they aren’t, flag this immediately. 
  • If you spot vibration, heat, or a lot of unnecessary noise from the bearings, report this to your maintenance professional as well. 
  • Be on the lookout for belts that are too loose or are misaligned completely. 

Replace Your Filters Every 30 To 90 Days

We strongly suggest replacing your filter every 30 days if you live with a furry pet. Even though you might be doing a great job at keeping your property clean, pets like dogs and cats naturally shed their fur over time. Bits of fur could get blown away and stuck in your HVAC system filters for a long time, so it’s best to be diligent with replacing filters. 

Replacing old filters with good quality ones is crucial for your HVAC system to work properly. You don’t want it working overtime just because your filters might be dirty, so although you might think replacing filters might be expensive, you get to recoup these costs when you see savings in your electric bill. 

Don’t Forget To Schedule Professional Checkups

Here are a few things your professional inspector will be checking for while they inspect your HVAC system: 

  • Coil cleaning
  • Checking and changing the air filter
  • Checking the refrigerant level
  • Cleaning drain lines
  • Checking the heat exchanger for leaks
  • Checking the fan to see if it’s working correctly

At the minimum, you’ll need to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year to make sure that your HVAC system is working to the best of its ability. Your HVAC system will be less likely to break down in the summer and winter too, when it will need to work most often to keep your property at a decent, comfortable temperature. 

If you noticed any problems with your HVAC that you weren’t able to solve, disclose this immediately during professional maintenance so it can be looked at first. 

Get Rid Of Debris Around Your Unit

Both outdoor and indoor HVAC units must be relatively clear of debris and clutter from around 3 feet away. 

Initially, you might think it’s relatively harmless for pets, leaves, books, and other clutter to be nearby, but these could all accumulate dust that could seep into your filters without you realizing it. Minimizing mess could also be considered a favor when you call a professional in for maintenance. 

Your outdoor unit is definitely more susceptible for debris, so after making sure that your indoor unit is clutter-free, do go out and remove leaves atop your outdoor unit. If you need to do some gardening or grass cutting, exercise caution to make sure that cut leaves won’t find their way to your unit. 

Get In Touch With Us For Your HVAC Maintenance Needs! 

24 Seven HVAC is a HVAC company in Syracuse, NY with solutions for heating, AC, and general services. We pride ourselves in being readily available for your calls via our website, where you can be assured that we will assess your situation accordingly before leading you to the best options possible for your HVAC. 

With fast, excellent customer service, a professional, courteous team, and competitive rates, you’re guaranteed to get speedy, quality assistance from us as soon as possible. Our fully licensed and insured team is ready to serve you! Feel free to contact us online or at (315) 399-9962, where we’re available to talk 24/7.