Taking care of your HVAC equipment pays dividends, among them lowering your fuel bills and extending the lifespan of your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner. Following are a few HVAC maintenance tasks that Roseville, CA, homeowners should do to keep their system in top shape.

Pay Attention to Your Filters

A clogged or dirty filter slows down the flow of air, making your unit work harder. The harder it works, the more it eats up in energy. In addition to keeping dirt and debris out of your system, air filters improve your indoor air quality by trapping airborne pollutants.

You should examine your filter monthly and change it every three months at a minimum. In times of heavy use, or if your family has allergies or pets, you might need to replace your filter more frequently. The energy savings, fresh air, and enhanced comfort are well worth the five minutes that it takes to swap out a dirty filter for a clean one.

Clean Your Condensation Line

One of the functions of air conditioning is removing moisture from the air to lower the humidity in your Roseville home. A condensation line removes the water from your AC unit and deposits it outside.

Over time, algae, dirt, and water create a slime that can clog up the inside of the condensation line, leading to a water backup and overflow inside your AC unit. Clogged condensate lines rank as the No. 2 reason for AC failures. A monthly inspection and flush of the line prevents the buildup of harmful bacteria that can clog your line and affect your indoor air quality.

While it’s good for homeowners to take an active role in caring for their HVAC equipment, some maintenance tasks require the services of experienced HVAC technicians. To learn more about how we can help your equipment function smoothly and efficiently, check out the HVAC maintenance services we offer at Ecology Air Innovations or call (916) 640-9464.

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