When you’re buying a home for the first time, there are so many exciting things to learn about it. In the process, though, you may forget about your HVAC system. That’s why it’s important to get into good habits right from the start. If you start off taking great care of your HVAC system from the beginning, you can help it stay in great condition for as long as possible.
Something you may want to consider is signing up for a preventive maintenance contract. This is a smart move because you can trust an HVAC professional to take care of your system for you so nothing slips through the cracks. If this sounds like a good idea to you, our team at Ambient Edge can help! Give us a call at (928) 433-2979 to schedule a consultation, and we will discuss all the finer points of the contract with you to ensure there are no surprises.
Tip #1: Get to Know Your HVAC System
The first thing you should do with your new HVAC system is to learn everything about it, from A to Z. The more you know about your HVAC system, the better you’ll be able to tell when something goes wrong with it. The faster you can tell when something’s wrong, the faster you can have it fixed before it leads to more serious problems.
Tip #2: Seal Up Your Home
Sealing the doors and windows in your home can keep out the drafts during the cooler months. This results in your furnace working less often, which reduces the overall wear and tear on the system.
Tip #3: Get Acquainted with Your Thermostat
The better you know your thermostat, especially if it’s a SMART thermostat, the more efficiently you’ll help your HVAC system run. Some people crank up the thermostat in the hotter or colder months for a blast of hot or cold air. However, this is not necessary. Keeping the temperature even throughout the year in your home can aid your system in only turning on when it is absolutely necessary.
Tip #4: Replace Your Filters
Whether it’s your furnace or your air conditioner, replacing the filters is one of the most important things you can do to preserve the life of your HVAC system. You wouldn’t believe how many calls our team goes out on that are the result of a dirty filter. You can prevent everything from shutdowns to breakdowns when you routinely change your filters.
Tip #5: Check Your Warranty
Double-check the warranty on your HVAC system to understand how long it lasts and what it covers. Something important to know is that some warranties require you to stay away from hiring third parties to take care of your system. The moment you do, even if it’s just for one visit, you may ultimately void your warranty.
Tip #6: Keep Your Condenser and Coils Clean
The condenser is one of the most important parts of your air conditioner. As such, if it breaks down, it can be very expensive to fix. You can keep it in good working order by keeping it free of debris. The best way to do this is to keep the areas around both your indoor and outdoor units as clean as possible.
Tip #7: Check Out Your Furnace’s Flame
You should occasionally check on the color of the flame your furnace is putting out. If it’s a blue color, then it’s doing its job. If you instead see yellow or orange, call an HVAC professional immediately. The technician can either clean or adjust it to get it back to its normal blue color.
Tip #8: Check Your Ducts
Checking your air ducts regularly is one of the most important things you can do for your air conditioning system. When air leaks out of your ducts, this is air you are paying to cool off, which means you’re just throwing the money out the window. You’re also forcing your AC unit to work harder, which means there is a greater possibility it will break down.
Need Preventive HVAC Maintenance? Call Ambient Edge Today!
There are many things you can do to ensure your HVAC system runs as well as possible for as long as possible. For everything else, there’s Ambient Edge!
When you trust us with your HVAC system, we will make sure to visit you once a year and tweak and adjust your system as necessary to prevent it from breaking down. We do everything we can to ensure it runs as cleanly, safely, and efficiently as possible. We also offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee in case there’s anything we do that you’re unhappy with.
To schedule an appointment to discuss a preventive maintenance contract with our team, call Ambient Edge today at (928) 433-2979 or send us a message online. You never have to worry about any hidden fees or costs with us. Call us today, and let’s work together to take the best possible care of your HVAC system!