Maximizing the Life Span of Your HVAC System

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Your HVAC system can provide many years of great service if you give it the proper care and treatment. There are many things you can do to enhance the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, reduce the need for repairs, and extend its lifespan.

Clean Your Air Filters

One of the most important things you can do to help your HVAC system to be more efficient is to change or clean the air filter regularly. Air filters trap harmful particles like mold and mildew spores that would otherwise be circulating throughout your home. When these particles collect in the air filter, it restricts the flow of air, which places a strain on your system.

HVAC Coils and Fins

The condenser and evaporator coils collect dust and dirt over time. Dusty conditions, grass clippings, and other natural debris can eventually clog the system and affect the performance of the coils. The coils contain the coolant which acts on the air as it passes over the coils. If the coils are coated with dirt and other substances, this will affect their ability to provide effective air conditioning.

The evaporator and condenser fins allow air to flow efficiently through the system. These fins are very delicate and can be easily damaged. If the fins become damaged or have a buildup of any sort, the flow of air will be impeded.

Condensate drains will occasionally clog due to an accumulation of mildew and algae. Apart from mold problems, if left unchecked, this can also lead to overflows, resulting in water damage to your home.

Regular Maintenance

Routine HVAC system maintenance is critical for the timely discovery of problems such as those mentioned above. Your HVAC technician has the tools and the expertise to straighten or repair fins and remove dust or debris in the system. Your technician will be able to thoroughly clean the system and make necessary repairs before they result in damage or most costly repairs.

When you’re in need of HVAC service contact the professionals at Bounds Heating & Air, Inc. Give us a call at 352-472-2761. We have the expertise and equipment to help you maximize the performance of your HVAC system.