Keeps your YORK® Home Comfort System running at peak performance?
Enjoy the full potential of your YORK system and keep it running for years to come with some maintenance tips from the comfort of home experts.
York air conditioner repair and maintenance Abu Dhabi although a home comfort system may seem complicated, there are a few basic preventative maintenance routines you can do to help keep your system running at its best. However, if your air conditioner or heat pump is more than 10 years old, or your furnace is more than 12 years old, consider contacting a YORK® contractor to see if a newer, more efficient system is the best option.
Indoor air quality equipment maintenance
York air conditioner repair and maintenance Abu Dhabi Change or clean the air filters regularly in air handlers / ovens according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Some air cleaners will require a filter change annually, while others require more frequent replacement.
Maintaining proper humidity levels can reduce airborne allergens. Check the utensils and files of the humidifier / dehumidifier for impurities and cleanliness.
- Clean the return grilles regularly to prevent dust and debris from accumulating in clogged ducts and filters.
- Check the ducts around the air handler for holes, loose tape, or separate sections that may allow air to infiltrate. This intrusion can affect the effectiveness of the system.
- Consider scheduling an indoor air quality test for your home to identify indoor air quality issues.
Make sure the air system is balanced to avoid negative air pressure from drawing pollen and allergens into your home. A customized ventilation system can help by introducing filtered outside air, creating positive pressure with fresh air.
Air handler maintenance
Check the ducts around the air handler for holes, loose tape, or separate sections. This can cause a leak in the airflow of your home’s HVAC system.
Replace the air handler filter once a month to reduce airflow restrictions, which can cause your system to work harder and waste energy.
Air conditioner maintenance / heat pump maintenance
Dust or move furniture away from the grilles that supply each room with air, and make sure the return grille (usually larger and in the hallway) is clean. This helps ensure an even and proper flow of air throughout your home.
Remove paper and debris from the system’s external condenser unit grille. If you notice that the interior of the unit is dirty, contact a contractor. They will have the tools and knowledge needed to wash the unit without damaging it.
Check the ductwork in the attic or crawl space for holes, loose tape, or separate sections that might cause air to leak.
Trim bushes to allow at least 2 feet of clearance around the unit.
Set the thermostat to cool (and heat for heat pumps) to make sure it works. Contact the contractor for service if you hear any unusual noises.
Replace the air handler filter once a month to reduce airflow restrictions and wasted energy.
Make sure the condensate line is clear to allow fluid to run off.
Set up an annual check of your system. Your YORK® contractor can help you schedule routine maintenance.
York air conditioner repair and maintenance Abu Dhabi
Ensure that the oven completes a normal cycle from start to shut down. Look at the thermostat reading to confirm that the system shuts down when the high temperature set point is reached. If the furnace shuts off before the high set point is reached, there is likely to be a short cycling problem and a service call is required.
Dust off or move things away from the grilles that supply each room with air — and remember to keep the large return grille neat and clean, too.
Remove obstructions from the oven and the safety switch on the oven door.
Check the exhaust and chimney vent connections for rust or gaps.
Make sure the CO2 monitor is working properly/has new batteries.
Replace furnace filters annually.
The importance of maintaining simple home HVAC systems
Simple, routine home maintenance of your HVAC system can increase system life and reduce energy costs.
Simple ways to start your home HVAC maintenance routine
Keep openings clean and clear.
Change the air filters regularly according to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Keep outdoor units free of debris and plant growth.
Don’t ignore unexpected system noise.
Contact a YORK® contractor for assistance in setting up a routine maintenance schedule. York air conditioner repair and maintenance Abu Dhabi.