Pro Tips for Residential HVAC Maintenance

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Living along the Grand Strand means enjoying beautiful sunny weather for most of the year - but it also means having to keep up with your heating and cooling system so that you don’t find yourself in a pickle when the time comes to turn on the air conditioning when the weather gets hot. Residential HVAC maintenance is important if you want to be certain that your HVAC system works properly no matter what time of the year it is.

But what exactly should you do to make sure that you don’t wake up in the middle of the night sweating profusely because your air conditioning stopped working? Well, we have a few tips for you.

How to Keep Up with Residential HVAC Maintenance

Taking care of the HVAC maintenance for your home may seem a little daunting, but the pros here at Jake’s Heating and Cooling are here to tell you that it’s not so bad at all!

Of course, the best thing you can do for your HVAC system is to schedule routine maintenance with a skilled technician. Our professional service techs will take a look at your system and provide you with the best maintenance plan to keep your unit running smoothly and efficiently. We recommend having a technician come out at least twice a year to give your HVAC unit a tune-up and to assess any other issues that you may be noticing.

Another step we recommend for your residential HVAC maintenance plan is to regularly change out your air filters. Dirty air filters get caked with dust, dirt, and other debris that prevent air from flowing properly through vents. This causes your HVAC system to have to work harder, which, in turn, makes your electric bill go up in price. This isn’t an ideal situation for anyone, unless you enjoy spending your hard earned money for no reason. Preventing this from occurring is as simple as regularly checking your air filter and deciding whether or not it should be changed.

If you’re a homeowner with no pets and not many people living in your house, then you may be able to get away with changing your air filter about every 90 days. If you have an animal like a dog or a cat, then you’ll want to think about changing your air filter about every 60 days. But, if you have more than one pet or if you have bad allergies, then you might need to replace your filter every 20-40 days depending on how dirty it gets.

You may also want to regularly clean your air vents and make sure they aren’t blocked by any furniture or other items that may prevent air from flowing freely.

If you have any questions or would like to set up a routine residential HVAC maintenance plan with us, be sure to give us a call or contact us here.

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