Three Expert Tips for Maintaining Your Residential HVAC System

Our team here at Whitetail Heating & Cooling knows that you rely on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. Because of this, it’s only natural that you would want to get the best, most reliable performance from that system. Our technicians have been in the residential HVAC industry for nearly twenty years now, so we’ve learned a thing or two about how to keep a system running smoothly. In this article, we’ll be going over some expert tips on how to maintain your residential HVAC system to ensure the best performance.

 biggest impact on a residential HVAC system’s overall performance

  1. Tend to Your Air Filters- One of the things that has the biggest impact on a residential HVAC system’s overall performance is the state of the air filters. As you use your system, your air filters trap dust and other allergens and prevent them from circulating through your home; however, your filters have a limit on how much dust they can collect before they start to both lose their effectiveness and block airflow from your vents. To prevent this, we at Whitetail Heating & Cooling recommend checking your filters once a month, and cleaning or replacing them if necessary.
  2. Give Your Unit Space- Another way you can boost the effectiveness of your residential HVAC system is to make sure nothing is blocking your outdoor unit. Clear your unit of any debris, and keep hedges and plants trimmed back from it in order to ensure proper airflow. Doing this will make sure that enough outside air reaches your home, and that it circulates correctly once inside.
  3. Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils- The last tip that we will go over here is to have your HVAC system’s evaporator and condenser coils cleaned once or twice a year. Like other components, these parts of your system lose effectiveness when they build up too much residue or debris. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, keeping them clean can boost your system’s efficiency by as much as 30%.