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Do you need to have an HVAC system maintenance check? After all, you might have a system that’s only a year or two old. And even if your HVAC system is several years old, it seems to be running just fine.
HVAC systems, however, do need regular maintenance. Think of it this way. Imagine you bought a brand-new car. You spent a lot of money on it. Would you ignore regular checkups and all the service maintenance required? Probably not. If your vehicle is older and you want to keep it on the road and working efficiently longer, regular maintenance and checkups are musts.
It’s the same with an HVAC system. If you invested in a newer heating or cooling unit, you want to make sure it’s working efficiently, and that you’re getting value for the money you paid for it. If your HVAC system is nearing the end of its 10- to 15-year average lifespan, but you have no plans to buy a newer one, it is essential to get your older system serviced regularly.

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Maintenance plans not only provide some immediate benefits, but also reduce the likelihood of any future problems developing. Everyone wants to make sure their HVAC system keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. A regular maintenance plan will help ensure that outcome.

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If you have one unit that both cools and heats your home, you should plan on a maintenance check twice a year, in the spring and again in the fall, before you switch the systems over from one use to the other. If you have a separate system for cooling your home, you should have someone look at it in the spring, while fall is the best time to have your furnace checked.

HVAC Preventive Maintenance Checklist

If you have one unit that both cools and heats your home, you should plan on a maintenance check twice a year, in the spring and again in the fall, before you switch the systems over from one use to the other. If you have a separate system for cooling your home, you should have someone look at it in the spring, while fall is the best time to have your furnace checked.

The kind of regular maintenance plan you need will depend on several factors:
The age of your HVAC system
The condition of your HVAC system
The size of your HVAC system
Your particular brand of HVAC system
How much you use your HVAC system
Where you live
Spring/Summer Maintenance Checklist
Replace all filters.
Clean evaporator coils and condensers.
Clear clogs and clean drain lines to ensure proper flow.
Remove any standing water from drain pans to avoid overflows.
Replace worn pulleys and belts.
Inspect ducts for dust, mold or debris.
Check the refrigerant charge and for any possible leaks.
Check thermostats and their controls to ensure they are correctly set.
If necessary, change batteries.
Check all connections and the electrical system.
Make sure the fan motor is operating correctly.
Inspect the blowers and blades to maintain proper airflow.
Lubricate any moving parts.
Check the HVAC cabinet for leaks.
Make sure the HVAC cabinet door is securely closed.
Remove any debris from around the unit if it is outdoors.

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Fall/Winter Maintenance Checklist

Replace filters every 30 to 90 days.

Check the ignition burner assembly.

Carefully inspect heating elements or heat exchanger.

If these get damaged, they could lead to problems with carbon monoxide.

Inspect the flue system and make sure it is securely attached to the furnace.

If you own a gas furnace, the technician will check for gas leaks.

It’s also essential to check for gas pressure.

Replace frayed belts and pulleys.

Clear drain lines and pans of standing water to prevent overflows.

Check wiring and electrical connections.
Lubricate all moving parts such as bearings and motors.

Check thermostats and controls to ensure they are set at the right temperatures.

Check the heat pump.

HVAC Maintenance Guide

While you want to ensure you have a quality HVAC technician looking over your system each spring and fall, there are some things you can do yourself to help keep your HVAC equipment operating efficiently and running smoothly throughout the year. Here are a few HVAC maintenance tips that will help keep you cool in summer and warm in the winter.

1. Use Good Filters
As we noted above, you should change your filters every 30 to 90 days. You’d be surprised how many people don’t do this. A clean filter greatly enhances the efficiency of your HVAC unit. Dirty filters mean your equipment has to work much harder to keep your home at the temperature you desire. Buying a new filter every month might seem expensive, but you will recoup those costs many times over in reduced energy bills.

2. Clear Debris Around Outside Units
It’s easy for debris to gather around an outside HVAC unit. Leaves fall in the autumn, pollen blows around in the spring and before you know it, there are all manner of items building up around your HVAC unit. Check the outdoor unit regularly and make sure there are at least two feet of clearance around any air conditioning unit or HVAC heat pump. That means removing leaves, twigs, dirt and pollen from around or on top of the unit. And when you’re cutting grass in the summer, make sure the lawnmower doesn’t throw the clippings onto the unit.

3. Check Refrigerant Lines Monthly
Refrigerant lines that come from your HVAC unit into your home are what ensure you have the heating or the cooling you need. If those lines get worn, develop leaks or become detached, you won’t get the comfortable temperatures you and your family want. Even in the winter, check these lines at least once a month.

4. Keep Your Unit Level
If you want your HVAC system to work correctly, you need to ensure it’s level and not tilted. So, every two or three months, make sure your unit is level on the ground. If you have placed your system on pads, inspect to make sure they haven’t moved.

5. Eliminate Clogs
Here is an excellent do-it-yourself hack that prevents a buildup of mold and algae clogged in your system. Once a year, mix bleach with one cup of water, and pour it down the air conditioner condenser drain to clean out any buildup.

6. In Summer, Turn off Water Supplied to Your Furnace’s Humidifier
There is no reason to keep a humidifier running in summer. When the weather starts to cool in late summer or early fall, and you’re thinking about turning on the heat, install a new filter and set your humidistat to around 40 percent humidity. Then, turn on the water supply.

7. Don’t Shut Too Many Registers
You never want to shut more than about 20 percent of your home’s registers. If you do, you will put an unnecessary burden on your system by forcing it to work harder to give you the level of heat or cooling you want.

8. If Your Unit Is Indoors, Beware of Odors and Noises
When you start your unit, note the presence of any unusual odors or out-of-the-ordinary sounds. They could be indications of more severe problems.

9. Inspect Fan Blades
It’s not that you should replace faulty fan blades — leave that to the HVAC technician doing your preventive maintenance check — but look at the blades every couple of months, both when they’re in motion and when they are stationary, for signs of damage and wear.

10. Check Your Home’s Carbon Monoxide Detector
It’s a good idea to replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector at the same time you replace the batteries in your home’s smoke alarm. Often your carbon monoxide detector and your fire alarm are the same unit, so you only need to replace one set of batteries every six months.

Those are some of the things you can do to ensure your HVAC system is working properly. If you notice any particular problems, you can point them out to your HVAC technician when they arrive to do your spring or fall preventive maintenance check.