The kids are heading back to school, which means you now have the perfect opportunity to get some HVAC maintenance tasks completed that you’ve been putting off for the past few months. Let’s take a look at a few tasks that should be on your to-do list.
Indoor HVAC Maintenance
You can start by tending to these indoor maintenance tasks:
Schedule an Annual Checkup – To keep your system running efficiently and lasting a long time, call a qualified HVAC technician to inspect it and make any needed adjustments.
Switch Out the Air Filter – Your air filter should be replaced every 1-3 months, depending on how quickly it gets clogged up.
Check for Air Leaks – The most common areas for air leaks in your home include around the doors and windows, in addition to your ductwork. If in doubt, you should consider conducting a blower door test to pinpoint the problem areas.
Check for Water Leaks – Our faucets often run a lot more during the summer months, and now is the perfect time to check for any leaks and get them sealed.
Outdoor HVAC Maintenance
You will also want to tackle these outdoor maintenance tasks:
Clean Up the Gutters and Downspouts – Over the summer, your gutters and downspouts have probably filled up with debris such as leaves, branches, bird nests, and maybe even animal droppings.
Clean Up the Outdoor Unit – Your HVAC system’s outdoor unit is susceptible to debris similar to what you’d find in your gutters, so it’s time to clean up the unit thoroughly.
Check the Sprinklers – If your sprinklers worked hard over the summer to keep the grass green, now’s a good time to make sure they’re still in good working order.
Check Hoses and Spigots – Our outdoor water sources work hard over the summer, too, so it’s important to check them out and replace any wornout hoses and fix any leaky spigots.
For more expert advice on back-to-school HVAC maintenance, or any other home comfort questions, call the experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the needs of Monmouth and Ocean Counties for three generations.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).