Essential HVAC Maintenance and Troubleshooting Guide

Regular System Checkups

Scheduling regular maintenance for your HVAC system is crucial to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Have a professional technician inspect and tune up your system at least once a year, preferably before the peak heating or cooling season.

Air Filter Replacement

Clogged air filters can significantly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system and lead to higher energy bills. Change or clean your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage and environmental conditions.

Thermostat Settings

  • During warmer months, set your thermostat to a higher temperature when you’re away from home to save energy.
  • In cooler months, lower the thermostat at night or when you’re not home.
  • Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for greater control and convenience.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

Keep the area around your outdoor HVAC unit clear of debris, vegetation, and obstructions. This ensures proper airflow and prevents damage to the unit.

Troubleshooting Tips

  1. Check for dirty air filters and replace them if necessary.
  2. Ensure that all vents and registers are open and unobstructed.
  3. Listen for unusual noises or smells coming from the system, which may indicate a problem.
  4. If the system is not cooling or heating properly, check the thermostat settings and batteries.
  5. If you cannot resolve the issue, contact a professional HVAC technician from Jack’s Air Conditioning for prompt and reliable service.