May 25 2018

The heating and cooling system in your Allentown, Pennsylvania, home works hard to keep your family comfortable. Regular care and attention are essential to keep it functioning at peak efficiency. Make sure you’re providing your HVAC system with the support it needs by keeping these maintenance tasks on your calendar.

Change Your Filters

Your HVAC system features a hardworking air filter that pulls pollutants like dust, dander, and pollen from the air with each sweep through the system. You should check this filter once a month for signs of dirt and dust build-up. Change it anytime it’s visibly dirty or at least once every three months. A clean air filter can go a long way toward providing fresh, healthy air for your home.

Tackle Your Landscaping

You may not associate your landscaping with HVAC efficiency, but there is a link between the two. If your outdoor HVAC unit is surrounded by leaves and debris, it can’t pull air through efficiently. Make sure grass and shrubbery are trimmed back a few feet in all directions. If possible, shade the area with a tree or awning. Keeping the unit cool will improve your energy efficiency for a comfortable home that costs less.

Schedule Maintenance

You should schedule maintenance for your HVAC system twice a year. Have your furnace serviced in early autumn and book a tune-up for your air conditioner in spring or early summer. During this regular visit, our technicians will thoroughly inspect your unit for signs of trouble, so you can schedule repairs early when needed. We’ll also tighten electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and clean the components carefully. A well-maintained system enjoys a longer lifespan, lower operating costs, and fewer repair needs.

Make sure you never fall behind on your essential maintenance visits by signing up for one of our maintenance plans. These plans include priority service and scheduling reminders to help you stay on top of this essential task. Contact Sullivan Oil & Propane at 610-813-6555 to learn more.

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