You don't have to spend a bunch of time and money to keep up your HVAC system. However, if you fail to do some regular, simple maintenance, certain components within your HVAC system are going to become less efficient. Of course, you will need to have your system regularly serviced by HVAC technicians. There are also some simple maintenance jobs that you can do yourself to help keep up the productivity of your HVAC appliances.
This article looks at two great jobs that you can do right now. These are projects that can be done immediately, without spending any money or using any special tools.
Clear and Clean the Area Near Your Furnace
The first thing you should do is clear the area around your furnace and clean it. The problem is, furnaces are usually located in garages, storage rooms, utility rooms, and basements. These are areas where homeowners tend to store a lot of their stuff. As a result, there could be a bunch of things stacked near and on your furnace. While having things near your furnace won't have a big impact on the efficiency, you never want anything to be leaning against the walls because it is a fire hazard and it could reduce air circulation.
Another problem with having so much stuff stored near your furnace is the accumulation of dust. Dust on the things stored near your furnace can get sucked to the inside of your furnace. So, it is definitely a good idea to remove clutter from around your furnace, and thoroughly clean the area with a vacuum.
Clean the Air Registers
Your system can also benefit if you clean your air registers. The best way to clean your air registers to actually remove them from the wall and clean both sides. While you have the registers off of the wall, you can also clean the reachable section of the duct. However, if you don't have time for this comprehensive register cleaning, you can also clean it from the outside. However, don't just dust it and wipe it down with a rag.
The best way to clean air registers is with a hose vacuum. This way you don't just push the dust deeper into the register. This simple cleaning will improve the functionality of your registers, remove dust from the air, and remove blockages that could be reducing your airflow.
These two jobs are free and easy. Do them right away so your system stays efficient. Contact companies like Cash Oil for more information.