If you want to keep your HVAC system running at its optimum performance, there are certain things you must do. If you want to learn how to save money by prolonging your HVAC’s lifespan, here are some HVAC maintenance tips.
1. Survey the heat pump. The heat pump provides cooling and heating for your home, and what technicians do to keep it free from any obstructions is take a flashlight and inspect its surrounding area if there are any dirt or dust buildup.
If any oil stains can be seen, wipe them off with a damp cloth or if there’s any dust or dirt buildup, use a vacuum cleaner.
2. Inspect your drain pan. There could be metals, dust, and dirt built up from this area around your HVAC. Ensuring that this part is clean goes a long way in keeping your HVAC up to its good running condition. It is also one of the easiest HVAC maintenance you can do for your system.
3. Keep your air conditioner free from leaves, pollen, or grass to ensure nothing obstructs its path. A buildup of these around the airway makes the AC work harder and often requires more energy.
4. Get a specialized cleaner to clean out the oil. If there’s an oil spill, then most likely there’s leakage in various parts of the system. Use a handsoap bubble to see which parts bubble to detect the leakage.