How You Can Benefit From a Well-Maintained A/C System

HOW TO: KEEP
YOUR HVAC
RUNNING SMOOTHELY

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system in your home is the engine of your house. Running it without proper maintenance will lead to a breakdown (usually in the dead of winter or the heat wave of summer) when you need it the most. Follow these steps to keep your system running strong and keeping you comfortable

PHASE 1

Clean your system of dust and debris

PHASE 2

Inspect the duct work and pipes for leaks and cracks

PHASE 3

Keep the outdoor unit clear of debris and vegetation

PHASE 4

Change your air filter every
2 months

Clean your HVAC system before
winter and summer weather

Allow your unit enough room to “breathe” properly

As your system ages, parts can
start to loosen and fail

Check your filter monthly as some months produce more dust

Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase

HVAC INSPECTION

STAGE 1

Check the ductwork that connects the main unit to the rooms of your home.

STAGE 2

Check refrigerant pipes and levels for possible leaks.

STAGE 3

If you notice low refrigerant levels or crack/weakness in your pipes and ducts, call a professional.

STAGE 4

Flush your ducts to remove mold and other contaminants.

STAGE 5

Schedule an annual routine check before the winter months.

GENIE SAYS:

Homes that have indoor pets or smokers should consider checking air filter every two weeks. If your filters are dirty, change them immediately. Staying on top of dirty air filters relieves stress on your system and will save you money on energy and service costs.

HVAC PROTECTION

Building a shelter over your outdoor unit will provide superior protection and remove potential threats that lead to costly repairs. If you live in an area with harsh winters, this is a must. Just be sure to leave enough room inside for proper ventilation.