There are multiple steps when it comes to performing maintenance on your HVAC system. With so many different parts that need attention at different times, it can be a bit tricky to keep track of everything. Add other household appliances and systems that need maintenance and you may end up with so much on your to-do list that you can’t remember everything that needs your attention. Modern Air Solutions is here to help you get a bit more organized with this maintenance checklist for your heating system.

Set a Reminder

One of the best first steps you can take is to set a reminder. You can mark it on your calendar, set a reminder on your phone, or create a routine where you perform maintenance on the same day every month. By setting a reminder, you can make sure your heating system gets the care it needs to run efficiently and keep your family comfortable.

Change the Filter

Changing your filter is one of the most important things you can do during maintenance. If you let your filter go for too long without a change, the dirt will begin to blow into the rest of your system. This can cause problems with the sensitive parts and lead to expensive repairs.

Most 1” filters need to be changed every month. However, some higher-quality filters may last longer. There are also other factors to consider such as how much dirt your family brings into your home, if you have pets, or if anyone in your family has asthma or respiratory issues. If any of these factors apply to your Philadelphia home, you will likely need to change your filter more often. Talk to a Modern Air Solutions technician if you have any questions or want to learn about better solutions for your home.

Clean the Area Around the System

Your heating system needs to be able to breathe to work properly. If there is dirt, debris, or any other items around your heating system, you should clear the area. Doing so also allows for easier access if you or a Modern Air Solutions technician needs to inspect the system.

Clean Vents and Return Air Registers

Over time, dirt and dust will also accumulate on your vents and return air registers. This can make your home dustier or even restrict the airflow into your home. This can decrease the efficiency of your system and waste energy. Therefore, you should be sure to clean your vents and registers when you perform your monthly maintenance. Every 5-10 years you should also contact Modern Air Solutions to have your air ducts cleaned.

Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A carbon monoxide detector helps protect you and your family from gas leaks with your system. When you perform maintenance, be sure to check your carbon monoxide detector to make sure it is working. If you do not have one, or if your current one isn’t working, contact Modern Air Solutions to discuss having a new one installed.

Check the Thermostat

You will also want to check to make sure your thermostat is functioning properly. If the temperature in your home differs from your thermostat by more than a few degrees, contact Modern Air Solutions to have it inspected.

If you have a programmable thermostat, you can also reprogram it and set a new schedule for the winter months. This way your family will be warm and cozy all season long while you save on your utility bills.

Contact the Professionals at Modern Air Solutions

Finally, you should call the professionals at Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA. While there are a few things you can take care of yourself on a monthly basis, you will need a trained technician to perform more thorough maintenance 1-2 times per year. Most customers choose to get maintenance once in the spring and once in the fall.

To schedule maintenance, you can reach Modern Air Solutions by calling (215) 490-3433 or by using the contact sidebar on our website. By making sure your heating system gets the maintenance it needs, you can help ensure it runs efficiently and last for its full life expectancy.