Your Guide To Maintaining Your HVAC System

Your Guide To Maintaining Your HVAC System

How to: Take care of your HVAC.  

Your home is your refuge from the storms of life, both literal and figurative. When those literal storms rage, you want to be able to head inside and feel comfortable. Even if you aren’t facing down a major storm system (after all, it’s been a while since we’ve seen any kind of weather other than sunny in Southern California!), you rely on your HVAC.

Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems keep your home at a constant, comfortable temperature. Without them, you would be without the ability to use your home as a getaway from the heat and cold. As a result, it’s important to maintain your HVAC. With proper maintenance, your systems can last nearly a decade! Here’s a quick guide to keeping your HVAC systems in top shape.

  • Replace Your Filters: All of the air that comes into your home goes through a filter. That means a dirty one is bringing particles like allergens and dust that you don’t want inside, not to mention making your system work harder to force air through a filter that’s clogged. Replace your filters each month.
  • Clear Debris Outside: Take the time to hose down your outdoor unit and clear away any debris like leaves or garbage that have accumulated around it. Trim trees and bushes so your unit has at least a few feet of space around it.
  • Dust Your Vents: Similar to replacing your filters, dusting your vents helps your system operate optimally and keeps your indoor air clean.

When those literal storms rage, you won’t want to have to worry if your home will hold up. With great California homeowners insurance, you can rest easy knowing your home is covered no matter what Mother Nature brings your way. To learn more about the policies you need to safeguard your house in Sherman Oaks and the neighboring cities, contact Hoffman Brown Company.