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Monthly HVAC Maintenance Checklist

Especially in the summer and winter months, heating and cooling bills tend to rise. And if you want to save money on those bills, you might think the only option is to be uncomfortable. But that’s not at all the case! In fact, more modern, energy-efficient appliances and HVAC systems can reduce your bill significantly. In the summer months, AC repair in Ravenswood could mean huge savings.

But what about those of us who aren’t ready to run out and buy new appliances or call for AC repair in Ravenswood? All is not lost if you can commit to running down a monthly checklist of your HVAC maintenance tasks. To make that easy for you, as experts who have served Chicagoland since 1962, we’ve compiled this monthly HVAC maintenance checklist.

Follow these steps each month and you’ll extend the life of your equipment, reduce the frequency of repairs, and lower your energy bill.

Air Filters: Inspect, Change, and Clean

Though it might not seem like a big deal, dirty air filters can increase the energy needed from your central AC unit, heat pump, or furnace. This results in higher energy bills so make sure to inspect and clean your air filters at least once a month. Consult with an HVAC contractor to find out how often to change them, but depending on the house, you’ll likely need to do this at least once every two to three months, and in some cases, monthly.

Check the Thermostat

What temperature is your thermostat set at when you’re at home and away? Make sure you or others in your house aren’t leaving the thermostat set too high when you’re not in the house. This simple check could be the biggest money saver on your monthly maintenance checklist.

Inspect the Unit

You should do a visual check on all your HVAC equipment as well as the area around it if it’s outside. In Chicago, where winters are especially harsh, you’ll want to check on your outdoor AC unit to make sure debris such as snow, dirt, or leaves is not preventing the unit from operating efficiently. This will help reduce the chances that your unit will malfunction and prevent you from needing to call for AC repair in Ravenswood.

HVAC Inspections at American Home Heating and Air Conditioning

You won’t need a professional inspection every month, but you’ll definitely want one before the hot and cold seasons. So give American Home Heating and Air Conditioning a call at (773)736-7800.