Taking care and properly maintaining your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit is important to ensure that you will have no problems using your furnace throughout the year especially during the coldest and hottest months. It will surely be a huge inconvenience if you will have to bring your furnace in for a repair during these months when you most needed it.
Moreover, properly taking care of your heating and air conditioning unit will help increase its lifespan and save you money down the road from paying for costly repairs and replacements.
Below is an easy-to-follow maintenance guide that you can do for your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit.
1. Install filters on your hot air supply registers
This will help prevent dust and other particles from getting through the registers and finding their way inside your air conditioning unit where they can cause more damage. Remember to confirm with your unit’s manufacturer on the most suitable type of filter to use and strictly follow their instructions for installing the filters. Doing this wrong may result in restricting smooth and clean airflow from your furnace. Go back after a couple of weeks of installing the filters and clean or replace them, if necessary.
2. Seal any gaps between wall openings and ducts
To relieve your furnace from exerting a lot of effort in cooling or warming a room, make sure your room is completely sealed. Aside from checking windows and doors, you should also take a closer look at wall openings where your air ducts go through. You must ensure that there are no gaps between the wall openings and the air ducts. Use a general-purpose caulk for sealing any gaps that you see around the room.
3. Conduct an overall inspection of your Myrtle Beach air conditioning unit before calling in a professional
If you suspect something is wrong with the furnace, do an overall inspection first before immediately calling a professional. This will help you better explain the situation to the repairman and sometimes, depending on the problem of your furnace, you can both resolve the situation through the phone. This saves both and your repairman some time and money, particularly from traveling between your house and the service center. If possible, make notes of everything that you’ve observed from your inspection to be sure you don’t miss anything when you relay the information to your repairman.
4. Schedule your unit for annual furnace cleaning
Call your local HVAC technician and inquire about arranging a schedule for an annual clean up of your heating and air conditioning system. Cleaning your unit at least once a year will prevent the dust and other debris buildups inside and outside the system. Keep in mind that it’s important to prevent debris from building up in your system as they could easily block the air passages and, eventually cause bigger problems.
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