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Checking air filters is a necessary step of HVAC system maintenance

How to Take Care of Your HVAC System by Cleaning the Air Ducts


Clean the Air Ducts in Your Home HVAC System for a Better Cooling Effect

Getting the perfect temperature in your home is impossible without a quality HVAC system working without a glitch. In the process of keeping your system in working order, cleaning the air ducts in your house is an important step you should not skip. In order for your cooling and heating system to run smoothly and preserve energy, make sure you keep your air ducts in top shape by following our tips.

Why should you clean the air ducts?

Dirty filters on air ducts slow down the airflow throughout your home and hinder the operation of the HVAC system itself. Clogged up filters cause dirt, hair, and debris to build up in the air ducts and significantly reduce the quality of air in your home. Bad airflow creates a humid environment that serves as a fertile ground for mold development and potential pest and rodent infestations. Your HVAC system will work extra hard in order to cool your home, draining and wasting more energy than necessary. Overexertion due to the lack of maintenance can lead to system failure and a bigger financial burden you did not expect.

How often should you change your filter?

Every three months to make sure your system is operating without difficulties.

Every two months if you own pets because of the increased amount of dirt and pet hair circulating in the air.

Even more often, especially if you notice that your filters get really dirty quickly.

How should you clean your ducts?

Professional duct cleaners thoroughly clean all unapproachable nooks and crannies of your home air duct system, not just the filters themselves.  So, pay attention when you hire someone to do this task for you. If you want to prolong the period between professional cleaning, make an effort to vacuum your home frequently and take care of your system.

If you need expert advice, feel free to contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling and schedule a consultation.

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Most Common Reasons for HVAC Failure and How to Avoid Them

Avoid These Common Mistakes and Prolong the Life of Your HVAC System

Nobody likes to be in desperate need of cooling, only to realize his or her costly HVAC system is not working. In order to avoid this unfortunate turn of events, it is useful to know what are the most common reasons for HVAC system breakdown!

Incorrect Installation

If you want to have a new HVAC system installed in your home, do proper research, and follow these useful steps on how to choose the right professional for the job.

Inaccurate Sizing

Not all HVAC systems are appropriate for all spaces. If you install a system that is too powerful, it will turn on, cool your home too quickly, turn off and then repeat the whole process every couple of minutes. If you choose a system that is too weak, it will struggle with keeping the desired temperature of your home, draining too much energy in the process and decreasing the life of your unit.

Checking air filters is a necessary step of HVAC system maintenance

The air conditioning filter in the ceiling needs to be checked regularly in order to avoid clogging.

Lack of Maintenance

Besides doing simple adjustments in order to keep your system working properly, it is important to schedule professional maintenance to prepare your system for the changes in temperature. Check your air filters often and replace them if necessary.

Incorrect Usage

Be sure to close all doors and windows to the outside when your AC is working, and turn it off when you are not at home.

Technical Difficulties

Refrigerant leaks, broken thermostats, blown capacitors, and tripped breakers are all technical reasons HVAC systems tend to fail. These problems can be resolved with a thorough and professional checkup.

Physical Obstacles

Heat pumps and external units require a clean surrounding area. Give your unit some breathing room in order to achieve unobstructed airflow and frequently remove excess grass, leaves, and pollen off your unit.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions, contact us at Total Comfort Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation with our team.