HVAC 101

preventative maintenance

It’s a great idea to inspect and perform preventative maintenance on your HVAC system every Fall and Spring.

Proper inspections and cleanings will prolong the life and increase the efficiency of your system.

Review our easy-to-follow HVAC Yearly Inspection Checklist



You Can Do This Yourself, Today!

  • Buy a high efficiency Air Filter.

  • Make sure your unit is clear and free of debris. Remove any leaves, grass, pollen, and dust in your unit.

  • Keep about 2ft to 3ft of space around your unit completely clear.


Perform these tasks about once a month or every season.

  • Inspect refrigerant lines once a month.

  • Replace your air filter about every 3 months.

  • In the Summer, turn off the water to the furnace humidifier.

  • In the Fall, replace your humidifier filter and turn the water back on.


Make sure you're doing these at least once a year.

  • Replace the battery in your carbon monoxide detector. 
  • Inspect your air ducts for any repair or sealing issues. 
  • Have a professional perform a thorough air duct cleaning. 

If you followed the checklist this year, pat yourself on the back! You did a great job.

Your HVAC unit will have a long, and efficient life. 


HVAC MAINTENANCE IS Good for your Bank Account

Keep Your Utility Bill Low

One of the main reasons you should maintain their HVAC unit is to save money.

How do you save money? Well, If your home is properly insulated, and your HVAC unit that is running efficiently you're spending way less on electricity and other heating and cooling costs.

Preventative maintenance also saves you from having to pay much higher amounts for emergency services when you're in need of last minute repairs or entire unit replacements. 


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No More Emergency Repairs

Your HVAC unit may need emergency repairs now and then. But, a well-maintained unit is less likely to fail during the months you need it most (June through September and December through March).

Keeping a unit up-to-date on all inspections and maintenance checks means less worry that the unit will break down when it is needed the most.


Healthy Air for your Household

Your HVAC unit not only keeps you and your family warm or cool, it also prevents problems with air quality.

Clean filters and coils mean better breathing for everyone in the home. An unmaintained HVAC unit is a breeding ground for dirt, mold and bacteria, all of which can cause or worsen respiratory problems.

If your family is allergy prone, it's a good idea to keep your unit clean and properly maintained


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