HVAC Maintenance Tips
Learn maintenance tips for your HVAC systems to keep your unit working in top shape! Regular HVAC preventative maintenance service is the best way to prolong the life of your AC system and heating system as well as ensure trouble-free operation and peak performance when you need it most. Pre-season maintenance is also important, you should have a Spring AC Tune Up service and once again in the fall. Pre season HVAC tune-ups will help to avoid a system failure in severe hot or cold weather and it will also help lower your energy bills! Learn more about Gibson Air HVAC Maintenance agreements which can save you money in the long run by calling 702-388-7771 or filling out a contact form.
Your heating and cooling system uses as much as two-thirds of the energy in your home, so it is critical to make smart choices to improve the efficiency and overall performance of the unit
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WHEN SHOULD I DO HVAC MAINTENANCE?
Below you’ll find our Preventative Maintenance Checklist, to keep the home environment safe and comfortable.
- For a system that heats and cools: perform maintenance in the spring and fall
- For cooling system maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the cooling season
- For furnace maintenance only: perform maintenance at least once a year, before the heating season.
HVAC Maintenance Tips
Inspect, Clean, or Change Air Filters Once a Month
Change your filters often in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Have annual system maintenance service performed one to two months before the summer season begins. Research shows that keeping your system clean and running effectively can save you over 20% on your heating and cooling costs
Clear the area around your HVAC system
Keep the condensing unit free of debris. Trim shrubs and plants near your air conditioning unit to ensure proper air flow and circulation
Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils (once or twice a year)
The U.S. Department of Energy says that “a dirty condenser coil can increase energy consumption by 30%
Maximize Air Flow
Clean your vents and registers at least annually to help them circulate air as effeciently as possible
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can be programmed to change the temperature while you’re away or sleeping and can cut an energy bill by at least 10%
HVAC Maintenance Tips To Save Energy and Money
These tips are designed to help you maintain your air conditioning and heating system. There is seasonal and monthly maintenance tips you can follow to improve your energy efficiency and lower utility bills. Make sure your air conditioning works all summer by maintaining it!
- Spring & Summer HVAC Maintenance Tips
- Fall & Winter Maintenance Tips
- Furnace & Heater Maintenance Tips
Tips to help you prepare your HVAC system for Spring and Summer. Be prepared for the warm season with preventative maintenance from Gibson Air! Learn how to maintain your Air Conditioner to keep your AC unit operating at peak efficiency! These tips along with AC Tune Up services will allow you to get the most out of your system.
Change The Air Filter
Clean The Coils
Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance Service
Consider Replacing Your AC Unit If Older Than 10 Years Old
Before you turn on your heating every year you should follow basic maintenance tips to ensure your furnace is ready for the cold temps.
Ensure that your attic is properly insulated
Weatherstrip any door that leads to the outside
Clean your chimney
- A clean chimney will be safer and will operate more effectively
Test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors monthly
Heating Tune-Up – schedule maintenance service during the fall to ensure your kept warm all winter long
Filters – replace or clean furnace filters monthly
Clean – keep the heating registers and vents throughout the house free of dust, dirt and pet hair
Set your ceiling fan at its slowest speed and reverse it in order to gently push warm air down from the ceiling
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Additional HVAC Maintenance Resources:
- Summer HVAC Maintenance Tips To Save Energy and Money – Alliance To Save Energy article
- Keep Cool With BBB’s HVAC Tips - BBB article
- Furnace Maintenance and HVAC Preventative Maintenance - American Standard article
- Energy Saving Tips from Gibson Air
Save Energy and Money, Call Us Today!We can help save you money now and in the long run by helping you maintain your HVAC system. Protect your investment, enroll in our Maintenance Agreement. You’ll receive all of the benefits of our Air Conditioning Performance Tune-Up, plus discounts and priority service available only to plan members! Avoid costly problems down the road with a HVAC service plan that services your system 2x a year.
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