As a leading HVAC company in Woodbury, South St Paul and surrounding areas, Prescription Heating & Cooling gets a lot of questions about our HVAC services. Below, you’ll find some of the most common questions we address about all facets of HVAC:
What kind of maintenance do my HVAC systems need?
When it comes to your HVAC systems, you’ll find their enemies include dust, debris and dirt. Therefore, it’s important your HVAC system have unrestricted air flow. To do this, items likes your air filters and heat exchangers must be clean and free of restrictions.
Most maintenance techniques should be performed by a qualified service technician from our HVAC company. However, there are a number of things you can do to help ensure optimal performance:
- Keep outdoor units (those that are ground mounted) free of weeds, clutter and other debris, as these can restrict airflow.
- When weed trimming around these units, use caution, as an accidental hit can damage control wiring.
- Pets should be kept away from going to the bathroom on the unit.
When should I have my HVAC system maintained?
Normally, it’s best to have your system checked and serviced twice a year, ideally in the spring and autumn. You should also regularly change your air filter, as it can prevent many repairs and reduce the chance of your system suffering from a serious breakdown.
What should I check before I call you for service?
Make sure your air conditioner or furnace is turned on, and check to see if the breakers and disconnects are also on. Another thing you’ll want to look at is whether the thermostat is set correctly. If you notice any strange smells or noises, make note of these.
Do you need the help of a professional HVAC company? Give us a call now at 651-767-2737.