While technical work on your heating system should always be reserved for a trained, licensed HVAC technician, that doesn’t mean you have to sit idly by and let your furnace absorb unneeded wear and tear.

By administering regular maintenance to your HVAC system, you could extend its life while ensuring its efficiency. The following are a few measures you can take to keep your furnace running smoothly.

Change or Clean the Air Filter Regularly

This is the most important, and basic, maintenance task that you can handle on your own. Heating systems are equipped with an air filter to remove dust, pollen and other debris from the air. If it gets too dirty, it can restrict airflow.

If your filter is reusable, remove it, vacuum off the dust and run it under warm water every few months. If your furnace is equipped with a disposable air filter, make sure to replace it every few months, as well. This chore is as easy as remembering to do it.

Clean Out Your System

While you won’t be able to administer a full air duct cleaning (call in the professionals for that one), you can thoroughly clean many components of your heating system with a household vacuum or Shop-Vac.

About once or twice a year, remove the cover off your furnace and vacuum away the dust from the inner workings of the unit. Similarly, go through the house and vacuum out all the vents and registers so that dust and debris don’t hinder airflow throughout your home.

Monitor Your System for Problem Signs

Be conscious of your AC/heating system and how it’s operating. Do you hear loud noises? Is the air coming out of the vents cold? It’s easy to detect when something isn’t right with your unit. And, instead of trying to fix the problem, rely on trusted professionals for this technical work.

We Can Work With Your AC/Heating System

At GVEC Home®, we specialize in heating and air conditioning maintenance, repairs and replacements. Our highly qualified staff can diagnose the problem and provide long-lasting fixes. We’re ready to keep your home toasty warm. We have offices in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.

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