When coldness sets in you want a warm house, and when the heat comes, you want a cool house. This is why it is so important to be sure you stay on top of your HVAC system at all times. This is the number one best way to know that you are going to be in full control of your home's temperature without running into HVAC issues and without it costing you more than it should on your bills. Here are some things to do to help you get the most out of your system without needless repairs and wasted power and/or fuel money.

Get the most out of your filter – Not only are you going to want to change or clean the filter before it gets too dusty, but you also want to pay a few extra dollars to invest in the best quality air filter possible. A quality filter is going to be one that has an electrostatic charge that makes the filter act as a magnet to all the particles that try to go through it.

Don't allow damage to the outside unit – Locate the outside unit and make sure you give it a safe space around it. Make sure a nearby tree isn't going to threaten it with the tree's roots. Make sure the entire unit is on a concrete foundation, so it will be kept level and above the ground, which may shift and cause problems for it otherwise. Offer the unit shade during very hot days, so it doesn't overheat itself.

Take proper care with the registers – The registers are often near the ceiling but can also be near the floor in some homes, especially in mobile homes and manufactured homes. Always make sure there is a clear path from the registers to the center of the room. Keep them free of dust and verify that none of them get closed-off. In fact, you always want to make sure the registers in all of the rooms are opened a minimum amount of 20% to avoid causing balance issues throughout the system.

Have the unit annually inspected and maintenance – There are many moving parts inside the unit outside. There are small vents to allow air to get into the motor area. Small pests can get inside and cause damage, and other debris can get blown in. Also, parts can get worn like the hoses and belts. Your unit can end up with a refrigerant leak as well. These are just some of the things a tech will go over during an inspection and maintenance call. They will make any necessary repairs and adjustments and make sure the proper amount of refrigerant is in the unit. 

For more information, contact a heating repair service near you today.