One of the most important systems of a building and in the same time one of the most expensive is HVAC. Any damage or failure that may occur can affect the comfort and health of the inside people. It is therefore, extremely important a proper maintenance of the system. Only so, you can prevent a malfunction of the system that can cost you time and money.
A proper maintenance of the system extends the life of the equipment, ensuring the smooth functioning of the system.
Let’s see some tips for HVAC maintenance.
1. Choose a High Quality air Filter
Air Filter is the most important part of HVAC system. A high quality air filter can retain a large amount of harmful pollutants that will improve the indoor air quality.
Not only that. Retaining large amounts of dust and pollutants, air quality filters protect HVAC equipment by particles that might otherwise penetrate and damage the system. However, it is infinitely better to throw away an air filter full of dirt and dust than to repair the system, which can cost you a lot of money.
Important: Make sure your air filter is the right size; otherwise, your HVAC system can be damaged. In addition, the wrong size of the air filter can block the grid, which will force the HVAC mechanical system. This will lead to costly repairs and increased energy bills.
2. Replace Air Filters on Schedule
An air filter should be changed regularly. This is another important condition related to air filter.
A dirty and clogged air filter leads to a malfunction of the HVAC system. It reduces the airflow and allows penetration of dirt and dust in machinery.
Therefore, timely replacement of air filter is highly recommended. The maximum use of an air filter is written on its box, or inside the packaging.
3. Perform Regular (Preventive) Maintenance
It is indicated a regular maintenance program, which include the operations necessary to ensure correct functioning of HVAC system.
This routine may include:
c) Inspections; Adjustments
It is good that a professional technician to perform this regular maintenance program of your HVAC system.
4. Clean Regularly Your Air Ducts
A proper and regular cleaning of the air ducts ensures the smooth functioning of your HVAC system.
Dirt and dust accumulate inside air ducts restrict airflow. Moreover, indoor air quality reduces health threatening those who live inside the building. Therefore, keep air ducts clean all the time.
Following only, these four maintenance tips extend the life of your HVAC system and lead to a high quality of the indoor air.
In addition, the regular maintenance of HVAC equipment significantly lowers energy bills and prevents costly repairs.