Why HVAC Maintenance Is Mandatory

 

Just like most things in your home, your air conditioning unit needs regular maintenance and checkups to keep it running smoothly. We’ve created a list of three easy-to-do tips for homeowners to maintain their HVAC units over the years.

  1. Replace your filter. One of the simplest of tasks in HVAC maintenance is changing out the filters, but many homeowners simply forget to do so. Depending on your home and lifestyle, your filter should be replaced every one to three months. Not sure how often to replace your filter? Ask a professional, who can evaluate your home’s specific needs based on size, occupants, pets, smoking habits, and more.
  2. Check the unit fan. Before you power on your AC unit each spring, take a moment to check the fan. The fan mounted on top of the outside condenser should be inspected every so often for cracks and chips on the blades.
  3. Clean around the unit. Bushes can begin to branch out too close to the unit or grass can grow into the machine, affecting the amount of air it is able to intake. Keeping the area around an outdoor unit well-manicured is key.
  4. Schedule a checkup. At least once each year, homeowners should hire a professional to inspect and perform preventative maintenance on an HVAC unit. This works to identify and address issues before they become a problem (like losing heat on Charleston’s one snow day).

 

Interested in having your HVAC unit inspected by a professional? We encourage you to give us a call at (843) 225-2665.

 

The Importance Of Good Air Quality

Your health starts at home! The air you breathe in can help predict your health and could even make you sick if certain precautions are not taken. Here at LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air, we have a wonderful team of professionals who are able to help you improve your overall air quality.

Without proper air quality in your home, you and your family can get really sick. Indoor pollution tends to lurk near heating and cooling systems the most. Your air conditioning system can often leave traces of water in the ducts and creates the perfect breeding ground for mold and bacteria. This can cause asthma, allergies, coughing, and headaches. Mold and bacteria growth can be prevented by having your ducts cleaned regularly by a professional.

Toxins can be found in your furniture, cleaners, and even your toiletries. Several services are offered by our team of experts such as air cleansers, humidifiers, ventilators, and UV lamps to all help enhance your indoor air quality for you and your family.

Learn more by calling LimRic Plumbing, Heating & Air at (843) 940-7681.