HVAC Maintenance for the Handy Homeowner

Summer in Shreveport, Louisiana, can get quite hot and humid, and most residents know it’s vital to have a well-running air conditioning system. It’s very important to have an HVAC specialist service and maintain¬†your system so it will continue to run efficiently year after year.

HVAC specialists will come to your home and provide service that requires special tools and knowledge that is best left to them. However, as a handy homeowner, there are a few things that you can do to help keep your system running smoothly.

Air Filter Changes

One of the very best things you can do to keep your air conditioning system running efficiently is change the air filters. They should be changed at least every 30 days for optimal efficiency. Make sure you choose the proper size filter. Removing and re-installing the filters is fairly simple; just make sure to pay attention to the direction in which that the filter gets inserted so you can make sure to put it properly back in place.

Keep Your Outside Condenser Clear and Clean

Your air conditioner has an outside condenser unit where cool air comes in and hot air is released back outside. Check the area to make sure there is no debris or brush around the unit. It’s recommended to have at least a foot of clear space around the condenser so the motor can run efficiently. Check once a week to make sure debris has not built up around the condenser.

Check Vents and Registers in Your House

Check your floor, baseboards, and other areas where the vents are, and make sure they’re open and that nothing is blocking them. Sometimes a rug or a piece of furniture can accidentally cover the vent, restricting air from properly flowing. Check for and remove dust and dirt as well from vents and registers.

These simple steps can go a long way in helping your HVAC system run smoothly. Please call Pioneer Comfort Systems today to schedule thorough maintenance on your system. You can reach us at 318-965-7200.

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