How to Care for Your AC System

Your AC system is an investment. It requires ongoing TLC, and an optimal approach to maintenance can help ensure the lowest total cost for operation.

Initial Inspection

Air Max HVAC has been serving homeowners in Burbank and the neighboring communities with a full range of AC services since 2001. When you purchase a residence with an AC system already in place, you never know how diligent the last owner was. That’s why we recommend scheduling a comprehensive professional inspection as soon as possible.How To Care For Your AC System

Seasonal Inspection and Maintenance

After installation or full inspection, you only need a seasonal inspection. Early spring is a good target since it lets you identify and correct any issues well before the hottest months arrive. Scheduling service is advisable whenever you notice anything that seems unusual.

A Monthly Basic Inspection

Our company also recommends that you perform a basic inspection each month. This is especially important if there has been a serious storm that may have damaged any equipment outside.

Change Air Filters as Needed

Air filters should be swapped out, or cleaned if you have reusables, after three months of use. However, we recommend examining them during the monthly inspection and replacing any that are visibly dirty.

Check Return Vents and Clean as Needed

During your monthly inspection, check the return vents and deflectors, if applicable, in each room. Confirm that the vents are open unless you have a zoned system that accounts for closed registers.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

Your seasonal checkup should give you a good idea if duct cleaning is needed. Every three years is a solid rule of thumb, and duct cleaning is an opportunity to have your ducts closely inspected for leaks, alignment issues and so forth.

The Professional AC Help You Need

Air Max HVAC is here to help you care for your heating and cooling system. Our team also maintains furnaces, performs home energy audits, optimizes indoor air quality and much more. Call us today to schedule your appointment. We have offices in Burbank, Beverly Hills, and Thousand Oaks.

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