September HVAC Maintenance Tips

September 4, 2019

As the summer season comes to an end in September, it’s the perfect time to do some maintenance on your HVAC system after it’s been in use for several months. Without proper care, the appliance can begin to suffer from issues. Here are a few September HVAC maintenance tips to keep it running well during the months ahead.

1. Replace the Filter

The filter needs to be replaced every two to three months to ensure that there’s proper airflow. Cleaning or replacing the filter will prevent dirt and allergens from circulating back into the building, and it will also prevent the parts from working harder than necessary to operate. Installing a new filter can increase the lifespan of the system.

2. Clean the Condensing Unit

The condensing unit is one of the main components of HVAC systems that requires attention because it’s prone to becoming dirty with grime and pollen. The metal fins often get clogged, which can affect how well the HVAC system operates each day. Make it a point to gently wash down the parts with a hose. Avoid pressure washing it, which can cause damage due to the force of the water.

3. Check the Drainpipe and Drain Pan

Hire a professional from a company like Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces to inspect the drainpipe and the drain pan to clear any blockages that may be present. Many times, homeowners are unaware of algae or mildew that has developed. Using a wet-dry vac can clean up the parts and can allow them to run more efficiently.

4. Create Clearance

Clearance around the HVAC system is necessary to prevent overgrown bushes or plants from having contact with the parts. Remove overgrown vegetation that is present to ensure that the appliance doesn’t become clogged or that it doesn’t suffer from malfunctions over time.

Contact Air Patrol Air Conditioning, Heating & Fireplaces at your convenience to work with a professional when it comes to maintaining your HVAC system. Our professionals can also install new HVAC systems and fireplaces on residential properties in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, area and in the surrounding region.