Maintenance Tips for Your Texas HVAC System
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Maintenance Tips for Your Texas HVAC System

When it comes to homeownership, sticking to a routine will help you keep your house in the best condition possible, and maintenance for major appliances is a big part of this.

Like many other components of your home, caring for your HVAC system from season to season is the best way to keep it working optimally over the years. And when you live in Texas, you know how important it is to be able to count on your air conditioner and furnace!

Here are a few ways to help keep your Texas HVAC system in the best condition possible, which will help you save on energy bills while prolonging the life of your heating and cooling equipment.

Schedule Regular Maintenance for Texas HVAC Systems

At Smart A/C Services, our technicians recommend that you have a professional check your HVAC system every year for the best indoor air quality and functionality.

Depending on the HVAC company, several items are checked during an inspection, such as:

  • Refrigerant level
  • Checking motor voltage
  • Inspecting wiring
  • Cleaning the blower compartments
  • Flushing the coils

HVAC maintenance generally needs to be completed twice a year, in the spring and fall. Not only will your system thank you by running at peak performance, but scheduling routine tuneups will also help prevent more expensive repairs or replacements later down the road.

Inspect and Clean Outdoor A/C Units

Keeping the area near your air conditioner free of any debris or vegetation is important to prevent airflow obstructions. Be mindful of any trees that give off pollen on your property, because they can create a clog in an outdoor A/C unit.

Check the Drain Pan

The drain pan is your system's drainpipe, and blockages can form in it from things like mold or algae. This happens more in the spring and summer and can be addressed by using a dry vacuum and bleach to help remove the clog.

Keep the Condensing Unit Clean

This part of the system helps dissipate any heat that will be sent to the outdoor unit and helps with the cooling process. These tend to get clogged up with grime and pollen, so to support them, keep the external portion of the unit clean with water and a hose.

Switch Out Filters Regularly

Your filters generally will need to be changed every one to three months, and if you have pets, they may need to be changed more frequently.

If the filter is clogged, it can create more of a strain on the unit. This can cause more pressure, make the system work harder to perform, and increase the need for A/C repairs.

Smart A/C Services: Committed to Your Comfort

There is no doubt keeping up on essential maintenance can make a huge difference when it comes to your comfort level and monthly bills. Smart A/C Services is a leading HVAC contractor serving the Stafford, Texas area with a five-star reputation.

We specialize in all your HVAC needs, from residential heating services to commercial, and are here to help 24/7!

For more information or set up an appointment, contact us today or give us a call at 832-439-0758.

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