Your HVAC system is designed and manufactured to offer consumers optimal comfort and overall efficiency. Routine air conditioner maintenance plays a critical role in ensuring the peak performance of your HVAC system season after season, year after year. Here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling, our team of dedicated professionals are on hand to provide all our valued clients with a thorough service check list that can help you to identify system leaks, the presence of rust, or even indications of system wear and tear in your efforts to provide effective maintenance to your entire system.
IMPORTANT AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
For starters, it is critical to schedule an annual inspection and maintenance checkup of your HVAC system preferably twice per year. Once in the spring, prior to the long scorching hot summer months when your cooling system will work overtime, and again in the fall when your heating system will have to kick in morning, noon and night to keep your home and family warm. We highly suggest that you make a service maintenance appointment with our team of professionals in the late winter or early spring to accommodate the cooling season and again in the early fall months to accommodate the long heating season.
IMPORTANT OUTDOOR MAINTENANCE TIPS
- Be sure you clear away any dirt, debris, leaves, brush, or any other items that may have made their way near to the main cabinet of your outdoor unit.
- Ensure that the fan blades, when in circulation motion or stationary, are not worn out or damaged.
- Take time to inspect the coil for any leaks or holes.
- Perform a thorough inspection of the base pan ensuring that drain openings are not blocked.
- Be certain that the outside control box affiliated with your AC unit is inspected and cleaned twice per year.
IMPORTANT INDOOR MAINTENANCE TIPS
- Begin my cleaning or replacing the air filters to the system.
- Perform a simple inspection looking for any leaks in your system’s ductwork.
- Ensure that the wiring and connections to the control box are all in working order.
- Once you start the system up, pay attention to any unfamiliar noises or smells.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT
The professionals here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling thought it would be useful in addition to sharing maintenance tips, to share with our valued clients a few tips on how to make their homes and living space more energy efficient and help save money on both utility and energy bills.
Summer Cooling System Efficiency – For starters inspect your attic space and ensure that it is properly ventilated. During the hot daytime hours, you can draw your blinds, curtains, drapes or shutters so that the sunlight is not allowed to permeate your home during the hottest hours of each summer day. Be sure to change the setting on your ceiling fans to rotate counter clockwise in the hot summer months and whenever possible, cook on your outside grill so as to minimize the amount of heat generated in your kitchen and living space.
Winter Heating System Efficiency – Be sure that your home and living space is properly insulated so as to minimize the amount of heat that is allowed to escape your home. In the wintertime, be sure to lock all your windows because doing so will reduce the amount of heating air that again is allowed to escape your home. Be sure that all the heating vents in your home are clear, and that none are obstructed in any way. If obstructed, be sure to clear away any furniture or other obstructions that can block the hot air flow from blowing into your living space. Finally, if you find yourself with a house full of guests, whether for the winter holidays or any other cold weather gatherings, we advise you to lower your thermostat while your house guests are there to minimize heating and energy costs.
The team here at South Nashville Heating & Cooling is committed to providing you with the highest quality HVAC products and services at affordable prices and in timelines accommodating to your personal needs. With summer now upon us, we hope all our valued clients have a safe and enjoyable summer season!