The filters, coils, and fins of an air conditioner require regular maintenance in order to keep the unit running effectively and efficiently. Without proper upkeep, the HVAC system will not be able to filter the air properly, allowing dust and contaminants to enter. To avoid costly repairs, preventive maintenance is essential for an HVAC system, just as it is for a vehicle. It is important to have a professional periodically test the power lines and structural integrity of the components.
The air filters should be changed regularly, and when doing so, it is important to keep in mind that filters with a MERV rating of 16 or lower are suitable for residential, commercial, and general hospital use. As air moves through the HVAC system, the filters trap and collect large and small particles such as dust, allergens, and microorganisms. Interior blinds can help reduce heat loss and increase solar heat; this will help avoid uneven temperatures and put less strain on the HVAC system. Quality HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services should be provided every 50 years in order to keep the system running optimally.