Owning a home is an exciting time for first-time homebuyers, but knowing tips for HVAC maintenance can keep that excitement going! Unlike renting an apartment, when things break it’s entirely up to you to fix, but maintaining the things you own also creates a sense of accomplishment. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric have some tips that will help keep your HVAC system working efficiently!

Filters: your air filters should be replaced a maximum of every 90 days. If your HVAC system features an air filter that is higher quality, check with your manufacturer’s recommendation.

Air Vents: make sure to clean the opening of your air vents routinely. They tend to accumulate dust and in our dry climate, dirt too!

Maintenance Agreement: Affordable Service is proud to offer homeowners and commercial property management companies a maintenance agreement. This agreement ensures that your HVAC system is routinely checked and is changed over during the off-seasons!

Clear Area of Obstructions: believe it or not, keeping your air conditioning unit free from shrubs, bushes, and trees will help keep your unit running efficiently! The air intake is important for the overall effectiveness to cool your home in the summer.

Condensation Drain Lines: your unit will have a condensation drain line that can become clogged. Routinely checking these will help prevent them from freezing up and ceasing efficient operations.

Check The Flame: during the cooler months, check that your furnace flame is a nice, crisp, blue flame. If you see any other color, such as yellow, orange, or red, call Affordable Service and have one of our technicians come out and service the unit immediately!

Calling your local HVAC company, like Affordable Service, which has been in the business of taking care of all of your home’s HVAC needs for more than 30 years, will make homeownership a breeze for you. Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric is here for all of your home service needs and we offer 24/7 emergency response as well.