Extending the Life of Your HVAC System

June 21, 2016

HVAC systems are designed to last several decades but this can only be accomplished if the homeowner is maintaining regular checkup of their existing system. Sometimes homeowners may replace their current HVAC system for a more energy efficient unit. At Winters® Home Services, we offer a wide array of HVAC systems to ensure you’re staying warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Below are some tips to extend the life of your HVAC system.

Purchase the Proper Size Equipment

Prior to installing your equipment, it’s critical to purchase HVAC equipment that is the correct size; this is the first step in extending the longevity of your system. If you buy a unit that is too large, the system will short cycle and turn on & off far too often. On the other hand, if the system is too small, heating and cooling the home will be a challenge. Have a professional technician from Winters® Home Services determine the proper size system for your home.

Switch Out the Air Filter

One of the most important aspects of HVAC maintenance is switching out the air filter. If you have a dirty air filter, dust can get trapped in the system, making it much more difficult for it to run. A clean air filter allows the HVAC system to run efficiently while heating and cooling the home. Additionally, a dense air filter will capture any small particle which limits any pollutants from circulating in the home’s air.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Many believe that turning their AC or furnace on every year and letting them run for a limited amount of time will keep them working for decades. Eventually, parts will break down and replacement is required. It’s always best to be proactive and this means scheduling a regular HVAC maintenance.

If you need to purchase, replace or schedule a checkup of your existing HVAC system, contact Winters® Home Services at 617-221-5899.