Summer might technically be drawing to a close in central Indiana, but you’re definitely not done with the AC part of your HVAC!  Most people don’t think too much about their HVAC unless it stops working. And if it does, contact Westside Plumbing, Inc. for fast, reliable help. In the meantime, take a few moments to do some DIY maintenance tasks to keep your HVAC system working hard for you!

Tips to Maintain Your Air Conditioning System

1. Change Air Filters

Air filters should be changed approximately four times a year to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. When air filters are clear of dust and debris, air moves through them much more easily. Besides making your air conditioning work better in general, it will also prolong the life of your HVAC unit. 

2. Clear Vents and Registers

At the same time you change the air filters, walk around the house and clear any brush and debris away from the air conditioning unit and any vents or registers. This will ensure the unit isn’t working harder than it needs to. 

3. Take a Listen

Besides not outputting cold air, one of the first signs of problems with the HVAC unit is loud noises coming from the unit. Listen for grinding, squealing, or whirring sounds that are outside of the sounds you normally hear from the unit. 

Call Westside for HVAC Advice

When it comes time to upgrade to a new unit, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the selection on the market. Our HVAC experts can recommend the perfect-sized product for your property, and we’ll make quick work of installation too. Our EPA-certified team will make sure the unit is properly installed — at a price that fits your budget. Serving Brownsburg, IN, and the surrounding areas, Westside Plumbing provides cooling services to homes as well as to small commercial properties. Questions? Contact us today at (317) 445-8399. 

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