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3 Steps You Can Take to Lengthen the Life of Your HVAC Unit

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Monday, March 13, 2017

What's the deal with maintenance agreements? If you don't know, you should! There are many benefits available to you and your HVAC system. But what about extending the life of your unit? Here are three steps you can take to keep your heating and cooling system humming along for a long time:

Step #1: Don’t Neglect the Filter

The filter helps protect your HVAC system from dirt, dust and debris that gets pulled in through the air intake vents. Without the filter, those pollutants could potentially harm the system. Keeping the filters clean can help keep the system running smoothly and help it last longer.

Step #2: Watch for Debris on Outside Units

If you have a system with an outside unit, be sure to watch for things that could impede the operation and possibly cause damage to the equipment. This could include dirt, dust, leaves and even vines or branches. Check at least a few times a year to be sure the unit is clear.

Step #3: Regular Maintenance Is Key

One of the best ways to give your HVAC system a long life is to maintain it properly and regularly. Just like your car needs regular service, your heating and cooling system does too. Regular service can help prevent extra wear and tear that can break down the components of the equipment and shorten its life.

Keeping your system running right isn’t as hard as it sounds, especially if you have the tools in place to make it even easier. For everything you need to know about maintenance agreements and how they can help you take care of your HVAC system, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.