3 HVAC Maintenance Tips That Could Help You Prevent Damage to Property and People
With the environment having wild swings in temperature, a lot of damage both to property and people is happening. For instance, every year since 1998, around 37 children die due to heatstroke per year. However, the heat is not just the only problem you are facing; a sudden cold chill can break and shatter glass windows in houses that are not prepared for it. People also get sick with the sudden changes in temperature.
That is why having great, timely and proper maintenance of Heating, Ventilation, and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, both for your office and your home, is necessary. Your heaters, coolers and air conditioners have a lifespan due to usage and the normal wear and tear. However, doing preventive maintenance work will not only prevent your HVAC systems from getting damage and tossed aside earlier, it can also increase the working lifespan of your ventilation systems.
Imagine your house not having a proper and livable temperature. You can already picture out not only the damage to your electronics and small appliances but also to you and your family’s health and well-being. That is why doing HVAC maintenance is preventing disasters from happening.
Here are a few things that you yourself can do to ensure that your heating and temperature regulating systems are good to go.
Have Your Filters Regularly Changed or Cleaned
This is the most basic, but oftentimes most overlooked, maintenance task that a lot of home and property owners do not do. A clean filter does not only translate to a healthier environment, it also means a lower electric bill, since your system will need less energy and be more efficient if the filters are clean. We advise our clients to clean the filters at least once every three months.
Do a Visual Check Every Week or Two
A lot of the big cracks and damage, especially for those systems located outside, start with a small hole or crack. That is why it is important to get a visual check since a small crack can be easily repaired by covering it while waiting for it will actually lead to further damage.
Listen to Your Machine
A good system should not be coughing and must have a stable flow of air. At the first signs of intermittent flow, please contact a professional right away.
HVAC systems can be quite complicated, or you may not have enough time and expertise to do it yourself. That is why it is important that professionals, like the fast-responding Oklahoma Company TS Heat and Air, should be contacted to do the work.