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The hot, humid summer weather here in Savannah, Georgia, can make you and your family miserable, especially if you have a problem with your air conditioner. A breakdown could force you to spend thousands of dollars on repairs or a replacement for your system and ruin your weekend. You can maintain your HVAC system and prevent many common issues by changing your air filter regularly, checking your air registers, and hiring an expert.

Changing Your Air Filter Regularly

A clogged air filter can spread dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen, and other potentially harmful pollutants through your HVAC system and your home. This increases asthma and allergy symptoms and reduces the airflow in your ductwork. You should check your HVAC system’s air filter once per month, and change it when it’s dirty or at least every three months. That way, you can keep your system working at peak efficiency, save energy, and extend its life.

Checking Your Air Registers

Remove your vents and air registers and clean them with a damp cloth to remove dirt and dust. You should also look at the parts of your ductwork that you can see. Have your ducts cleaned by a professional if you notice lots of dust, pests, or biological growth. Also, make sure curtains, carpeting, and furniture don’t block your air registers as this can raise your utility bills.

Hiring an Expert

Have your air conditioner looked at by an expert in spring, and get your heater checked in fall. That way, you can catch and repair any problems before the weather forces you to use your system often or the issues get worse. You can also keep your home’s indoor air quality high and avoid bad smells from contaminants.

Old Coast Heating & Air Conditioning is a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we’ve received the Best of Home Advisor award for five years in a row. Call us at 912-250-5771 for more information about maintaining your HVAC system and our outstanding service.

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