February is a good time to focus on the maintenance of your AC/heating system. Here are a few tasks you can do this month to keep your system running smoothly:
- Replace your air filter. It’s important to change your air filter regularly to keep your system running efficiently and to maintain good indoor air quality. Depending on your system and the conditions in your home, you may need to change your filter every month or every few months. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations and replace the filter as needed.
- Check the blower motor and belt for any signs of wear or damage. The blower motor is responsible for circulating the air throughout your home, and the belt helps power the motor. If either of these components is damaged or worn out, it can affect the performance of your system.
- Lubricate the moving parts of your AC/heating unit to keep it running smoothly. Over time, the moving parts of your system can become dry and cause friction, which can lead to problems. Lubricating the parts can help reduce wear and tear and improve the performance of your system.
- Check your AC/heating unit’s refrigerant levels and top them off if needed. The refrigerant is what helps cool the air in your home, so it’s important to make sure that your system has the right amount. If the levels are too low, it can affect the performance of your system.
- Check and clean your AC/heating unit’s outdoor condenser unit. The outdoor unit contains the condenser coil, which helps dissipate heat from the refrigerant. It’s important to keep this unit clean to ensure that it’s working efficiently. Remove any debris that may be blocking the airflow, and check for any visible signs of wear or damage.
By taking care of these tasks in February, you can help ensure that your AC/heating system is running efficiently and effectively, which can save you money on energy bills and prolong the life of your unit. Don’t forget to also check the rest of your home’s maintenance schedule to make sure you’re keeping up with all of the necessary tasks.