Prolong the life of your HVAC by simply making sure a professional inspects it and does necessary work and cleaning on it every once in a while. It may seem like it’s costing you, but in the long run you’ll see these measures will repay you in the future.
To make sure you’ve got everything covered, it’s an excellent idea to have a checklist ready of all the necessary things that must be done to you AC. Some of them you may be able to handle yourself and some of them are better off in the hands of an expert, and some are tasks are done yearly while others more often.
Here are some items from HouseLogic to guide you on your own HVAC checklist:
- Weekly during warmer months, remove debris such as leaves, pollen, and twigs from the top and sides of your unit.
- Monthly, inspect insulation on refrigerant lines leading into house.
- Annually, ensure that outdoor units and heat pumps are on firm and level ground or pads and pour a cup of bleach mixed with water down the air-conditioner condensate drain to prevent buildup.