More than likely, the HVAC system in your Walnut Creek home has become a "set it and forget it" piece of your home. However running a system with a dirty filter causes your system to work harder than necessary just to try to keep up with the home's demand, which takes money directly out of YOUR POCKETS. At Mays Heating and Air Conditioning, we recommend maintenance twice per year. Once in Spring, before the huge heatwave Northern California always gets, and once in the Fall before those chilly nights start.
New heating and cooling systems regularly cost more than $10,000. Staying on top of maintenance can extend the life of your system and save you money in the long run!
Unclogging Condensate Drain
Over time the condensate drain can become clogged with dirt, mold and other debris. The condensate drain is vital to your system as it drains the moisture produced by your system. If there is no way for this moisture to drain, it can cause flooding in your home (with older units) and other serious HVAC problems.
Replace the Air Filter
Regularly replacing the air filter in your system can actually increase the lifespan of your system. The air filter is what helps to keep dirt, dust, allergens and other debris out of the air in your home. It is recommended that you have the air filter changed at least once every three months to insure you system is functioning as usual.
Check for Dirt, Dust and Debris in the Blower
As mentioned a couple of time before, dirt, dust and debris are not good for your system. This is the same for the blower in your unit. The blower is responsible for pushing the cold or warm air through your home. However, if there is debris in the blower causing it to not work properly, this air may never make it where it should be in your home.
Clean Condenser and Evaporator Coil
Condenser coils are responsible for pushing hot air out of your home while evaporator coils take in warm air and strip it of its humidity. Both types of coils are essential to the effectiveness of your HVAC system. Both coils can get dirty and clogged with debris. If this happens, your system will not operate at its max level.