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Tips for Extending Your HVAC’s Lifespan

Monday, February 19, 2018
Tips for Extending Your HVAC’s Lifespan

If you want the best HVAC service in Snohomish and King Counties, turn to Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating. For more than six decades we’ve met the HVAC needs of customers throughout the Seattle metro area, and today we have some tips for extending your HVAC’s lifespan.

Have Your Duct Work Inspected

Over time, dust and dirt can build up in your home’s ductwork, lowering the quality of the air circulating inside your home. Other things can find their way into your duct work too – for example, twigs, leaves, even animals. Have our team inspect and clean the ductwork in your home in Mukilteo, along with cleaning the interior and exterior vents and clearing them of debris.

De-clutter the Area Around Your HVAC System

During winter, when your furnace is running regularly, it’s important to keep the area around it clean. This means regular sweeping to keep dust and dirt from getting caught up in the furnace. It also means keeping boxes and other storage items at least three feet from the furnace so that its airflow isn’t impeded. In summertime, when your AC unit is active, make sure to periodically trim back any shrubbery surrounding the unit. Also, inspect the unit regularly (and especially after a storm) to confirm that branches, leaves, dead animals, etc. aren’t stuck inside. If at any point you think it might be dangerous to remove an item or fix some damage, contact Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating in Lynnwood.

Change Your Air Filters

The U.S. Department of Energy study says that a home’s energy usage can decrease 5% - 10% per month if your HVAC system’ air filter is changed every month or every other month. The cleaner your air filter is, the more efficiently your HVAC system will run, unimpeded by the dust, allergens, and dirt that the filter is designed to corral before they can enter your home’s duct work. And of course, along with a lower monthly heating/cooling bill, you’ll breathe fresher air. Contact our HVAC company in Lynnwood with any questions regarding air filters.

Give Your HVAC System a Breather

Even the best HVAC systems need a breather every once in a while. In wintertime, this means turning the thermostat down during sleeping hours, and when you/your family aren’t home. If you don’t own a programmable thermostat, we recommend buying one, since you can create a program whereby the thermostat will decrease the temperature automatically during certain hours/days. In the summer, a good way to help your HVAC system work less is by closing the drapes/blinds during the day, since unobstructed windows can bring in a lot of excess heat. And if you have ceiling fans, we recommend running them.

Timely HVAC Maintenance From Day & Nite Plumbing & Heating

Outside of emergency calls that may crop up throughout the year, we suggest contracting our HVAC company near Redmond at least twice a year (once in the spring and once in the fall) to undertake a complete inspection of your home’s HVAC system. Having our experts prep your system for summer and winter will go a long way towards providing you with a safe, inexpensive season.


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