Back to School Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Back to School Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Buying the right supplies and recommended quantities are essential to making sure your student begins the school year ready to achieve educational excellence. For the 2017-2018 school year, here is a link to a supply list to better prepare students for their first day of school. Also, you need to think about the back to school list to keep your HVAC System working properly. Here are some things you should consider doing.

Replace Your Air Filter

Typically, an air filter needs to be replaced every 1-3 months. If you’ve been neglecting it a little over the summer because you’ve been too busy soaking up the sun, now’s the time to get it switched out for a new one. This will ensure that your heating and air conditioning equipment continues to work at an optimal level.

Seal the Ducts

Cooler temperatures will be here eventually, soon you’ll need to switch from air conditioning to heating. Before that happens, it’s essential that your ducts be checked for leaks and tears. This will keep the air circulating throughout your home without wasting energy.

Pick Up Around the Outdoor Unit

Over the summer, leaves and dirt can collect around your system’s outdoor unit. This can create a clogging situation, which can be a detriment to your heating and cooling efforts. This is an easy fix. All you have to do is remove any debris around the unit. Using a water hose is even more effective.

Perform Annual Maintenance

Once a year, it’s important that you enlist the help of a professional to make sure that your heating system is running properly. An annual maintenance Precision Tune-up will not only keep your equipment efficient, but can also prolong its operational life.

Clean the Condensate Drain

Your HVAC unit’s condensate drain can quickly become clogged with mold, algae, and other foreign substances. This can be cleaned by a water and bleach mixture two or three times a year to prevent any bigger issues from developing.

For more expert advice on back to school maintenance tips or any other home comfort questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the NATE Certified professionals at:

Cool Connections, Inc. – Your Jacksonville, Florida HVAC Specialists

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