3 Steps to a Healthy HVAC System

It doesn’t take a lot to keep your Albuquerque HVAC systems running optimally and these tasks won’t take a lot of time or money. When they are performed routinely, however, they will help maintain and improve the performance of your heating and cooling systems. A well-maintained HVAC system helps prevent poor performance and costly repairs.

Buy high-quality air filters

Investing in high-efficiency pleated filters that have an electrostatic charge which allows these filters to catch even the tiniest particles and bacteria is a step in the right direction. This action improves air quality as well as the effectiveness of your HVAC system. Your air filter should last three months but it’s wise to check it monthly. If you share your home with pets, you will have to replace your filter more frequently.

Invest in an annual system check

Although there are many things you can do to keep your system running well, it’s still important to have a residential HVAC technician check and service your system yearly. This goes beyond the scope of your experience and ensures that the internal functions of your system are operating as they should. This step also helps to catch potential problems before they become worse.

Maintain the area around your AC unit

Leaves, dirt, and twigs are a natural part of everyone’s outdoor habitat. However, these things are not friendly towards your AC unit. This is why checking the area around your outdoor AC and inside the unit itself for a buildup of twigs, leaves, and dirt can keep your outdoor unit running efficiently. It may be surprising, but these seemingly harmless things can seriously affect the performance of your HVAC system.

There are simple measures that you can take to help maintain your HVAC units. High-efficiency filters keep HVAC systems clear and also have the ability to improve air quality. Having y systems serviced yearly by an HVAC tech helps to maintain the overall performance of an HVAC unit. These essential preventative measures move mountains when it comes to maintaining an HVAC system. If you’re ready to schedule your air conditioning, swamp cooler, or furnace maintenance, get in touch with us at Thompson Heating and Air Conditioning today!