HVAC systems bring comfort throughout the year, keeping your home cool in the summer and warm during those cozy winter months. Your HVAC system is also an expensive piece of equipment and it’s important to keep it running in tip-top shape to ensure it doesn’t sputter out on you just when you need it.
One fo the most important and inexpensive things you can do is to change your filter each month. Changing your filter ensures that you can enjoy clean air in your home as well as keeping your system from over-straining itself trying to push clean air through its ducts.
You should also consider getting it serviced on a regular basis by an HVAC company. Many companies offer inexpensive maintenance programs where they will come to your home each spring and fall to prepare your hvac system for the upcoming season.
Over time, your ductwork may start to get dirty, so it’s important to get your ductwork cleaned on a regular basis. If you have metal ductwork, this is easy. But if you have flexible fiberglass or similar fiber-board ducts, they may be difficult to clean over time. If you have ductwork that is really old or not easy to clean, you may need to replace your ductwork. George Lloyd of Lloyd HVAC, installs HVAC ductwork in Toronto and says that replacing your ductwork may be an option for older homes or if you are using flexible fiberglass ducts and they are starting to deteriorate.
You can learn more about pro HVAC tips at This Old House, you can also check out the infographic below for some great tips that will save you money on your energy bills and extend the life of your HVAC system.