Homeowner HVAC Care

By: Casey McRae | Published On: August 31, 2022 | Categories: Athens, Electrical, Environmental, Maintenance, The Home Inspection

Summertime in Georgia can bring extreme temperatures, it is difficult to not think about your HVAC unit. Summer temperatures in Georgia can often exceed 100 degrees.

When your air conditioning is working properly, the sizzle of summer days can be alleviated easily. However, when your cooling unit is not working properly, there is no escaping the oppressive heat.

Most homeowners either neglect or are unaware of the vital maintenance needed to keep their air conditioning unit working properly.

Yearly Maintenance Is Cheaper Than Repairs

The most valuable home care advice is that maintenance cost much less than repairs. Your air conditioning unit is no different. Every year, as temperatures begin to rise, consider investing in the maintenance of your HVAC system.

Projects around your home can seem overwhelming, but yearly maintenance can make a difference in the longevity of your home appliances.

First, homeowners should locate and replace air filters. The life of an air filter can depend upon many different factors, but a good rule of thumb is to replace your filter every year.

Next, homeowners should vacuum up all the dust particles built up in air returns and heat registers.

Homeowners should clean the outside condenser. One of the easiest ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system is to simply wash the condenser water hose. Outside home growth, mowing and weather can cake the inside of the unit, restricting the airflow and decreasing the ability of the unit.

Homeowners should walk around the house and inspect their floor vents, removing anything that may have fallen in. Children enjoy playing near these vents and often times objects can fall through the slats. Be sure to look for any obstructions to your vents.

Think of your HVAC unit like a vehicle. Your vehicle requires yearly maintenance and prevention. It is reasonable and pragmatic to have yearly inspections done on your HVAC unit by a trusted professional.