How to Lengthen the Life of Your HVAC Unit

Posted by: A-1 Finchum Feb.13.2017

Regular service through a professional maintenance agreement is a key component in extending the life of your HVAC unit. At A-1 Finchum, we partner with you to keep your HVAC in the best shape possible. We offer maintenance agreements so you can be sure your HVAC unit is running efficiently every season of the year.

What Can I Do Between Maintenance Visits?

Your HVAC unit can last many years. There are several things you can do on your own between maintenance visits to help it last as long as possible:

  1. Change the filter every one to three months.
  2. Give it a rest. Let open windows and ceiling fans do the work on mild days.
  3. Keep ductwork, grills and vents clean. Dust your supply and return air vents regularly.
  4. Check condensate drains. Some condensation is normal, but blockages can damage parts of your HVAC unit.
  5. Keep vents unblocked and open. Blocking or closing vents can affect the balance of your system and even allow mold to develop in your ducts.
  6. Remove debris from the outdoor condensing unit.
  7. Change the humidifier water panel approximately twice each year

When Should I Call the Professionals for Maintenance?

You can perform much of the basic maintenance for your HVAC unit. However, preseason inspections are a crucial part of lengthening the life of your HVAC system. These inspections are part of A-1 Finchum’s maintenance agreements.

How Do I Get Started with a Maintenance Agreement?

You can contact A-1 Finchum at any time to begin a maintenance agreement. Don't wait until your HVAC unit starts showing signs of wearing down. Our experienced technicians are waiting to help you keep your HVAC system running optimally for as long as possible.