The very best way to avoid costly repairs with your HVAC in Wheat Ridge and Lakewood Colorado is to set a little time aside each and every month to do a host of small tasks that are geared to helping your system run smoothly, identify potential problems and set your system up to run as efficiently as possible. Follow our monthly HVAC maintenance tips to keep your air conditioner and furnace in tip top shape!

All of these combine for cost saving measures. Interested? Here is what you need to do.

Tips to Clean Your Condenser

To make sure that your A/C is running well, you need to tend to the condenser unit, located outside. As a first step, ensure that no grass, bushes or branches are growing too close to the unit.

Next, turn the power off. Remove the access panel in order to get inside the unit.

You can likely get at any debris that has accumulated with your wet-dry vac.

While you are in there, clean off the A/C coils from the inside of the unit, finishing on the outside.

Turn your garden hose on the fins, making sure that you get in-between the crevices to get all the gunk out.

Also, double check that your unit is level. If it is lopsided, the refrigerants that are so important in helping your A/C work well will be out of whack. Your condenser could be at risk of breaking down as a result.

Check Your Air Filter. Clean or Change as Needed

Did you know that one of the most common needs for repair is a dirty air filter causing operating problems with your HVAC system?

Your A/C filter can freeze if it is too dirty and then thaw, causing water damage. Get ahead of the game by changing your air filter every month.

Simply pull out the tray. If you have a reusable filter, then clean it gently with a soft cloth and some mild soap and water.

If it’s not reusable, head to the store. If this is your first time, it’s not a bad idea to bring the old one with you so that you make sure that you buy the right size.

If you or your family have allergies, it’s a good idea to get a HEPA or hypoallergenic filter, which will help the most to purify the air.

Annual Maintenance Time

When was the last time that you had an annual tune-up done on your HVAC system? It’s recommended to be done once a year (in fact, many warranties require it).

During your annual maintenance, the technician will clean and inspect all of the system parts for damage.

Need help with your air conditioner or furnace? Contact Lakewood Plumbing & Heating Today!

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