Taking care of your River Oaks, Texas, home’s HVAC system is essential. A sudden breakdown could make you and your family uncomfortable and may required you to get expensive repairs. To maintain your air conditioner, you should change your air filter regularly, check your outdoor unit, and contact a professional when needed.

Change Your Air Filter

A dirty or clogged air filter reduces your air conditioner’s air flow, forcing you to use it more to stay cool and increasing your utility bills. Your filter could also spread contaminants like dust, pollen, dirt, and pet dander around your home. These pollutants cause asthma and allergy symptoms, other health problems, and unpleasant smells. Change your system’s air filter at least every three months to prevent these problems.

Check Your Outdoor Unit

Check your outdoor HVAC unit once per week for dust, dirt, leaves, twigs, grass clippings, or other debris. Use a garden hose to clean it if needed and make sure it has at least a couple of feet around it on all sides for the best air flow. Trim any branches near your unit to prevent damage and check your condensate drain line for clogs. This small tube helps get rid of any moisture on your unit’s coils, and it can become blocked by leaves or dirt.

Contact a Professional

At least once per year, you should contact an expert like the ones at Maxx AC to inspect your HVAC system. That way, you can catch hidden problems like leaky ductwork, a refrigerant leak, or a malfunctioning thermostat before they can waste energy or cause severe damage to your air conditioner. You should also get help if you notice strange noises, bad smells, or warm or cold areas in your home.

Maxx AC & Heating is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 30 years of heating and cooling experience. We can help you with maintaining, repairing, or installing a variety of equipment. For outstanding, reliable service, call us anytime at 281-409-3890.

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