It seems that your heating and cooling system in Boca Raton never gets a break. 364 days out of the year, you count on your system to constantly blow cool air. Of course, there’s that one day a year where temperatures dip below 55 degrees, and you’re turning your heating on for the first time in forever. Still, whether you’re counting on your HVAC system for heating, cooling or air purification, you need to maintain all its components properly if it’s going to meet all your needs. At Florida’s Heat Pump & A/C Service, our HVAC experts know that with proper AC service, you can enjoy enhanced air quality and even increase the longevity of your HVAC system. Best of all, there are even some maintenance steps you can take on your own, such as:
- Replacing your air filter. This is the simplest way to help your air conditioning system run properly. Essentially, your air filter works to cover the “lungs” of your home’s heating and cooling systems. Over time, dust and other household dirt can clog up your air filter. Now, if your air filter looks filthy, it’s nothing to panic over, it just means your filter is doing its job. But, if you don’t change your filter, it can’t keep clearing your indoor air. Changing your filter is simple, you can bring your old filter into any hardware to switch it out for a new one.
- Emptying your drain pans. Depending on where your air conditioner is located and its exact systems of operation, you have a drain pan that collects water and other liquids created over time with natural system function. Clearing the pan is simple, you can refer to your system’s specific manual to learn its location. If it’s harder to get at, then we recommend calling our team at Florida’s Heat Pump & A/C Service to get the job done safely.
- Making sure your windows and doors are sealed. This step may not directly involve your heating and cooling system in Boca Raton, but it does influence how hard your systems work. If there are cracks in the seals around your windows and doors, your system may be working harder than it has to, and it may even be losing the air it works so hard to cool. By making sure that your windows and doors are properly sealed, you’re making sure that your HVAC system isn’t working harder than it needs to.
There are many other ways to maintain your heating and cooling system in Boca Raton, such as cleaning coils and checking internal mechanisms. But, for those jobs and others such as duct cleaning in Boca Raton, it’s recommended to call in some professional help. If you’re unsure of your HVAC system’s best maintenance practices, or if you need a little help, feel free to give our team a call at (954) 426-9300.