Sure, long term HVAC maintenance plans are great because they help you keep your HVAC systems working more efficiently for longer. The trouble with most maintenance plans, though, is that unless you own your house and plan on living there for the foreseeable future, they may cost more than they’re really worth to you.
For people who rent or move around a lot, it may be hard to keep up with HVAC maintenance, which can negatively impact your indoor air quality. The good news is that TR Miller Heating and Cooling gives you the opportunity to create your own maintenance plan that perfectly fits your unique home and lifestyle.
Change Filters About Once a Month
One HVAC maintenance step that anyone can follow is changing their air filter.
This will keep debris like dirt, dust, pollen, hair, and more out of your HVAC unit so that it can run more efficiently.
Clean air filters are also more effective at trapping that debris so that you won't be breathing it in.
In most circumstances, you should be changing your air filter every month or no less than every three months. If you have extenuating circumstances, like construction in your home, you may need to change filters more often.
Have Your Entire System Professionally Cleaned
Now, almost everyone knows that you should have your HVAC unit inspected and tuned up every year, as well as having your condenser coil cleaned.
What most people tend to forget about, though, is the importance of cleaning the rest of your HVAC system- the air ducts and vents.
If you leave your vents and ducts unattended for too long, they may begin to collect dust or even mold, which you will then breathe in.
You should have your ducts cleaned about every three to five years, while your vents can be cleaned annually along with your regular HVAC cleaning. Clean vents can also allow you to change your filter less often since they keep the air quality higher.
Understand The Dangers of Poor Air Quality
If you don't have good air quality in your home, you may be putting yourself and your loved ones at risk of developing serious respiratory issues. For people with asthma or allergies, these conditions can be triggered by pollutants like mold and dust in the air.
Dust in the air can also irritate your eyes and throat, not to mention that it attracts bugs. Regularly dusting your furniture and sweeping your floors, as well as cleaning your vents and HVAC unit can also help improve the air quality in your home.
So if you rent your home, or you are planning on moving soon but don't want to live with poor air quality until then, take the time to create your own maintenance plan that works for you, and contact TR Miller Heating and Cooling. Our highly trained professional HVAC technicians are ready to help you keep your air clean. Give us a call today at (815) 265-6129 for HVAC services in Plainfield, IL.