4 HVAC Maintenance Tips to Prevent Costly Repairs

Save Money and Headaches With These Tips From Mitchell Heating!

When it comes down to HVAC repair, the costs can add up in a hurry! That’s why consistent HVAC maintenance is so essential. Mitchell Heating wants to help you avoid costly repairs, and today, we have four HVAC maintenance tips to help you prevent expensive repairs to your system.

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Listen To Your System!

When your system is engaged, are you listening to its performance? Any rattling, thumping, grinding or buzzing that you hear is an early warning sign that something is about to go wrong. You can also identify problems by paying attention to issues with performance. Thermostat issues and puddles on the floor can all indicate that an HVAC problem is imminent.

Schedule An Annual HVAC Service

Investing in an annual HVAC service is the best thing you can do to prevent repairs that will have you well out of pocket. Tuning up your AC in the summer and your heater in the fall can guarantee that issues are taken care of before they become unexpected, expensive repairs. Regular HVAC maintenance keeps your system operating at peak capacity, plus, it can cut energy costs and extend the lifespan of your equipment.

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Clean Your Vents!

Keep your HVAC vents clear of obstructions and blockages by vacuuming and dusting your vents regularly. This can also help ensure that mold and mildew growth are discovered before they can grow and potentially cause harmful respiratory issues. You’ll also want to check airflow periodically to ensure that all vents are performing as they should. If weak airflow is identified, contact us to schedule a Mitchell Heating HVAC service technician to check it out as soon as possible.

Clean Your Outside Unit

Although it’s just as crucial as your inside unit, the outside HVAC unit is often forgotten when it comes to proper HVAC maintenance. Fallen branches, leaves, and other debris can collect within the vents of your outdoor unit, blocking airflow into your home. Give your outdoor unit a good clean inside and out, and if you’re finding it too grimey to wipe away, use your garden hose for a little extra pressure.

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Regular HVAC Maintenance can save you a good amount of money when it’s completed correctly. Our cooling and heating repair service appointments at Mitchell Heating always includes a long list of points we are prepared to address when visiting your Colorado Springs property! Don’t hesitate to call Mitchell Heating today to book your HVAC service appointment.