Besides April being the month that everyone is focused on doing their taxes, it’s also a great month to focus on HVAC maintenance. Why? With the weather quickly warming up it’s the right time of year to focus on maintaining the HVAC unit at your rental property to make sure that it’s running perfectly and ready for summer.
HVAC Maintenance 101
Inspect, Clean, or Change Air Filters Once a Month
Change your filters often in your central air conditioner, furnace, and/or heat pump. A dirty filter can increase energy costs and damage your equipment, leading to early failure
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Have annual system maintenance service performed one to two months before the summer season begins. Research shows that keeping your system clean and running effectively can save you over 20% on your heating and cooling costs
Clear the area around your HVAC system
Keep the condensing unit free of debris. Trim shrubs and plants near your air conditioning unit to ensure proper air flow and circulation
Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils (once or twice a year)
The U.S. Department of Energy says that “a dirty condenser coil can increase energy consumption by 30%
Maximize Air Flow
Clean your vents and registers at least annually to help them circulate air as effectively as possible
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can be programmed to change the temperature while you’re away or sleeping and can cut an energy bill by at least 10%
Contact Vestpro Residential Services
To learn more HVAC maintenance tips, or to speak with us about our property management services, contact us today at (832) 971-1841 or click here to connect with us online.