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A Few Home Maintenance Tips to Keep Your HVAC System Running Efficiently


As HVAC logic goes, the more efficiently your system is running, the more money you’ll save in the long run. Here at Hutchinson, we oversee heater repairs all throughout South Jersey with efficiency and affordability in mind every step of the way.

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By repairing and maintaining an HVAC unit, you increase not only its energy efficiency but also its longevity. In order to maximize the lifespan and performance your unit, your best bet is always a professional. Having said that, here are a few steps that you can easily take to prolong the life of your heater, and keep some extra cash in your pocket:

Replace the filter in your heater at least once every 90 days. In our experience, you should give your heater filter a check once every month, if possible. Clogged air filters affect the quality of the airflow in your home and make your system work that much harder to raise and maintain the heat.

Keep your heater’s compressor free and clear of any junk. It may go without saying, but you don’t want any loose debris falling into your compressor—we’re talking leaves, shrubs, plants, or any spare particles that may have accumulated in your basement or backroom. As a rule, clean the space around your AC unit or heat pump, giving yourself at least a two-foot zone of clearance.

Don’t allow your heater’s air vents to be blocked or obstructed. As you know, the battle’s only half won if your vents are in some way prevented from releasing warm air. Do a check of all your home or business’s air vents, ensuring that no drapes, furniture, or other large objects restrict the airflow out of these ducts. When your vents are blocked, it takes that much longer to heat up the spaces in your home or business.

Level out your heater so that it’s firmly planted on a foundation. Should you own an HVAC unit or heat pump that’s stored outdoors, always see that it’s level to the ground. The efficiency of your unit goes hand in hand with its physical orientation.

Now that you’ve had a chance to evaluate the state of your home’s HVAC unit, you can always call upon Hutchinson for a professional inspection and annual maintenance. Across Burlington County, and the neighboring areas we handle heating installations, repairs, and tune-ups like seasoned experts.