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HVAC Maintenance Tips

These HVAC maintenance tips will inform you on how to care for your cooling system throughout the warmer months. If you need help completing any of these tasks, contact your local HVAC company for expert assistance!

Filter Changes

Check your air filter. During periods of heavy cooling system use, the filter should be inspected monthly to make sure it has not become full of contaminants. You may find it necessary to replace it sooner than the recommended change interval (from one to twelve months, depending on your filter) during these times, so have a replacement ready just in case.

Check Vents and Registers

Inspect all registers and return air grilles in your home to ensure they have not been blocked or shut. These vents should never be blocked, as doing so will restrict airflow through your HVAC systems, which could create performance issues and system overheating.

Condensate System

Inspect your cooling system’s drip pan and

condensate drain lines for clogs. If these components become clogged with mold or algae growth, condensation from the cooling process cannot exit your home or building properly. This can cause the cooling system to malfunction, or water to back up indoors, causing water damage. Frozen coils are a common result of clogs in the condensate system.

If water has backed up, clear clogs within the drip pan or condensate drain lines. Turn off power to the system for safety before doing so. Use a wet/dry vacuum to clear water from the drip pan, or use rags to soak it up. Clean the drip pan using a mild soap. Clear clogs from the condensate drain lines using your wet/dry vacuum.

Plan Ahead

It may not feel like it now, but summer will be over before you know it! Start planning for the maintenance your furnace or heat pump needs to carry your household through the cold season with efficient warmth. Beat the rush for fall furnace maintenance when you schedule your furnace maintenance tune up early.

Get ahead of the game by joining our Maintenance Agreement Program. Call 515-965-7272 or email us at

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