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Experts agree that having a proper HVAC maintenance plan can go a long way in minimizing wear and tear on your HVAC system. Here are a few tips from HVAC repair expert Stone Heating and Air on how you can prevent significant damage or premature wear to your HVAC equipment.

Keep the Vents Open

Homeowners often make the common mistake of shutting off vents to rooms that aren’t being used. Keep in mind that keeping a vent shut will force your air conditioner to work harder than it should, which could potentially wear down some components more quickly.

Replace Your Old Thermostat

Upgrading your thermostat to a programmable one can help you optimize the performance of your HVAC system. Programmable thermostats allow you to key in your own settings based on the specific needs of your household. They can ensure that your air conditioner and heater won’t run unnecessarily when everyone is out of the house or sleeping. With this kind of system, you can expect your HVAC system to operate more efficiently and reduce the risk of damage.

Perform Repairs ASAP

Whether it’s heating or air conditioning repair, make sure to get the job done immediately. Don’t let one component deteriorate as you continue to use your HVAC equipment. This can have a significant impact on the system’s performance and later on result in serious damage.

Change Your AC or Heat Pump Filter

At some point, your air filter will become clogged with debris, preventing air from flowing into the indoor unit with ease. This can cause additional strain on your HVAC system, so you should replace your air filter regularly.

Stone Heating and Air specializes in HVAC replacement, repair and maintenance. With our expertise in the trade, you can rest assured that your HVAC system is handled professionally. Call us at (541) 855-5521 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.