When it comes to home improvements, not every job needs to be cosmetic. Often, the most rewarding jobs are those that make your home a little cheaper to operate. For instance, HVAC maintenance can reduce your utility bills. If you want to save money on a monthly basis, here are two great HVAC jobs that you should consider doing. The best thing about these two jobs that you can do them right now and you don't need to have any special training or tools.
Proper Filter Replacement and Cleaning
One of the most vital, but often overlooked maintenance jobs for HVAC systems is regular and proper filter replacement. This means more than just pulling your old filter out and putting a new one once every year or so. For a more comprehensive filter replacement, you should also clean the filter compartment or register that it is Houston. If you feel to do this, your new filter will immediately get dirty as soon as it is installed. Ultimately, your filters will last longer and work better if you clean out the compartment during the replacement process.
Usually, all you need to do is vacuum out the compartment with the wind attachment of a hose vacuum. However, you might also need to wipe down the walls with a wet rag. If you notice any mold forming inside the compartment, this could be a sign that there is an issue with your evaporator system, causing more moisture within your ducts. This is definitely something that you want to have checked out by professional HVAC technicians.
Furnace Evaporator Cleaning
Another vital piece of HVAC maintenance is to clean the furnace evaporator. The furnace evaporator is usually within its own compartment attached directly to the main furnace cabinet. Evaporator is easy to identify because it has the shape if an A. Most evaporators are less than 2' on any side, and within a small metal box that has a removable panel. The evaporators have a coiled design, so dust and dirt to build up between individual coils. The cleaner the coils are, the more efficient the evaporator will be. However, you need to be careful when cleaning them because they are made out of copper and they can be quite fragile. If you puncture any of the coils, you will need to completely replace the evaporator, which can be an expensive repair. With clean evaporator coils and filters, your HVAC system is definitely going to be more efficient.
Contact a company, like Seliga Heating and Cooling, for more help.