While our expert technicians are available 24/7 to assist you with your heating and cooling maintenance, we’d like to offer up some tips for all you homeowners as well. All of these tips are aimed at making the most of your new air conditioner or furnace, which can be very beneficial to you, as regular maintenance is the best way to ensure your warranty is upheld.
Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
Your air conditioner requires very little maintenance to keep it in top performing condition. Follow these simple tips and to make the most of your home’s cooling system.
1. Changing your furnace filter in the spring before you start up your air conditioner for the summer is the most helpful and important thing you can do. And doing so can help avoid potentially costly repairs. If it appears dirty, is partially clogged or has a healthy coating of dust, it is time to change it. Your furnace circulates the cool air from your air conditioner, so if the filter is clogged, it will not circulate the amount of cool air your AC unit is generating (precious, cool air wasted!) and can cause your AC coil to freeze up. Making annual filter checks will make your AC unit run more efficiently and will help you save in potential repair costs.
2. Make it a habit of inspecting the area around your outdoor condenser and look for vegetation or other objects to ensure they are not blocking free access for air circulation.
3. At the end of the AC season, cover your outdoor condenser. While our brands’ condensers are made to withstand the elements, covering it can’t hurt!
Maintaining your furnace
Routine maintainance for the operational efficiency of your heating system is simple: make sure the filter gets changed when it is supposed to. Follow the handy guide below to determine when your next furnace filter (or humidifier evaporator pad) change should be:
1” inch furnace filter – Replace monthly
Eco-Allergy Filter – Replace every 6 months
4” Cartridge filter – Replace every 6 months
Infinity Air Cleaner Cartridge – Replace annually
Humidifier Pad – Replace annually
Dyand Mechanical maintains a full stock of the most common furnace filters. If a Dyand technician installed your heating system, then we will have your filter type on file. If not, we can easily find out which filter you require: just bring the old filter into any of our locations(link to contact us page?) and we will find the proper match for your furnace.