You wouldn’t know it at the moment, but it’s about to get cold in NH and your central air unit needs to be cared for before fall and winter set in! Air Design wants all of our customers to get the most out of their HVAC systems, and we have a few tips to get ready for the change in seasons!
Clean your filters and ducts
Proper air ventilation throughout your home is the best way to guarantee your unit is working effectively and efficiently. It’s best to learn more about the particular make and model of your HVAC system to determine how often you should change your filters, but 1-3 months is standard. Air duct cleaning suggestions also vary depending on if you have pets or suffer from allergies to pollen or dust. Some recommend cleaning once or twice a year while others believe you can wait up until three years.
Ensure your ducts and vents are sealed
According to Energy Star, nearly 30% of the air moving through your home is lost due to leaks in your duct system. If you have higher energy costs, rooms that do not heat or cool well, or other similar issues, it’s time to reseal your air ducts. You will be amazed to see the difference in your energy bills!
Periodically clear the debris around your outdoor unit
This chore is necessary even in the summer months but becomes more prevalent when the leaves begin to fall. Cleaning around your central air unit, specifically the condenser, safeguards against trapping moisture in your unit, which can cause mold and rust. Investing the time to maintain the landscape around your unit will help with the overall efficiently while preventing potential damages.
If your unit is over ten years old, it might be time to invest in a new one before the winter season. Air Design’s team would be happy to work with you to find the central air unit for your NH home or business. From Commercial HVAC to central air humidifiers and more, our team will assist you in determining what will be ideal for your space and needs.
With more questions about how we can help you prepare for the fall and winter seasons, contact our experts today by calling (603) 883-7197.