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4 HVAC Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Repairs

Prolong the Life of Your HVAC Unit and Avoid Unexpected Issues

Call Atlantis for HVAC Tune-Ups and Maintenance

No one wants to deal with a broken furnace or air conditioner. It’s inconvenient to schedule an emergency repair, not to mention potentially expensive. The good news is that there is an easy way to save time, money, and headaches — simply keep up with HVAC maintenance? In addition to scheduling professional HVAC maintenance in both the spring and the fall, here are four more maintenance tips that will help you prevent costly repairs.

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Check the Filter

Dirty air filters often cause operation problems with your heating and cooling system. Checking your air filters regularly and cleaning them or replacing them as required can help your HVAC performance and longevity. Plus, it will also improve the air quality within your home or business. At the very least they should be changed twice a year, although ideally, you should be replacing them more frequently.

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Clear Debris From Outdoor Units

Due to their location, outdoor units are likely to catch all sorts of debris that can hamper HVAC performance. Clean all leaves, pollen, dirt, and sticks from the unit regularly, using gloves and a hose if needed. You may need to remove the cage or fan grill to completely clean debris from your unit. If you do this, make sure you turn your power off first!

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Maximize Airflow

In addition to keeping the filter clean, you can promote good airflow by keeping all the supply and return registers open and unobstructed. Even if you have unused rooms, it is important to keep at least 80% of your home’s vents open to maintain proper airflow balance and prevent damaging the HVAC equipment.

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Schedule Regular Tune-Ups

Call Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island for HVAC tune-ups and more. Our qualified HVAC technicians will check the system to ensure its optimal performance. This is a multi-point inspection where we check the air filter, coils, refrigerant level, working conditioning of the fan, heat exchanger for leaks, and the drain lines.

While DIY maintenance can go a long way toward preventing costly repairs, only a trained technician can perform an in-depth inspection, cleaning, and safety check to keep the system running well for years to come. Connect with the team at Atlantis Comfort Systems for reliable and affordable HVAC maintenance in Rhode Island.

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