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Like any other system installed in your home, its HVAC system will likely break down at any given point in time. The key here is to take a proactive approach, instead of a reactive one, which will allow you to minimize (if not totally eliminate) the effects of this breakdown.

One of the best ways to do that is to subject your HVAC system to a routine maintenance and checkup schedule. This allows you to keep the system running efficiently, keep running and repair costs at a minimum, and ensure the comfort of your family all year long.

When it comes to the maintenance of HVAC Clifton NJ professionals recommend performing checks on a monthly, seasonal and yearly basis.

Monthly

Many HVAC performance issues can be attributed, in one part or another, to cleanliness. Simply put, if too much dirt and debris have accumulated on various parts of the system, it will not perform to its normal capacity and its functionality can be greatly reduced.

Prevent this by keeping your system clean and removing leaves, dust, pollens and grass.

It is also highly recommended that property owners check the refrigerant lines of their HVAC systems. Specifically, look for signs of damage, leaks or any other issues that can compromise the integrity and performance of these lines.

Seasonal

Before the onset of the summer season, make sure that the water that feeds into the furnace humidifier is turned off. Come the fall season, you should remember to turn on the water that feeds to the humidifier.

Also, remember to change the filter of the humidifier. Changing the filter is one of the easiest ways to ensure that your HVAC system performs optimally and reduces the strain on the system which can lead to unexpected breakdowns.

Yearly

Experts recommend clearing the AC drain at least once a year. You can use a mixture of water and bleach for this maintenance task.

Over time, the foundations and ground your system sits on can shift. Check both at least once a year and see whether the ground remains stable and level. Should you notice signs of shifting, call in a professional to reinforce the foundations.

If you are pressed for time or if you simply want a thorough inspection and maintenance of your HVAC system, do not hesitate to call in the professionals. The small amount you need to pay for their services will mean nothing in comparison to an HVAC system that is running optimally and efficiently.