2024 HVAC Maintenance Checklist

As a homeowner or business owner, it is crucial to maintain your HVAC system regularly to ensure it operates efficiently and provides optimal comfort. Here’s a comprehensive HVAC maintenance checklist for 2024 to help keep your unit in top condition throughout the year. By following this, you can identify and address potential problems early, saving you time and money in the long run.

Monthly Maintenance Tasks

Performing routine checks every month is essential to maintaining an efficiently functioning HVAC system. Here are some tasks to include in your monthly checklist:

  1. Clear Outdoor Unit

Inspect the outdoor unit and remove any debris obstructing the condenser fan exhaust, such as leaves, shrubs, or blockages. Ensure at least 2 feet of space around the indoor components to promote proper airflow.

  1. Clean or Replace Air Filters

Check and clean or replace air filters regularly. Clogged filters put a strain on your HVAC unit, impacting its performance. Use a smart thermostat to receive timely notifications for air filter replacement.

  1. Inspect Refrigerant Lines

Conduct a monthly inspection to check for any leaks in the refrigerant lines. Damaged lines can cause inefficient system performance and increased energy bills.

Seasonal Maintenance Tasks

Seasonal inspections ensure your HVAC system operates optimally during specific weather conditions. Here is a checklist to follow before each season:

  1. Check and Clean Condenser Coils

Clear any dust or debris accumulated on the evaporator coils and condenser. A professional HVAC technician can handle this task safely and effectively.

  1. Check Heating/Cooling Elements

Inspect and test the heating and cooling elements to ensure they function properly.

  1. Inspect Fans and Blades

Check the fans and blades for proper operation. Clean or lubricate them as necessary.

  1. Inspect Electrical Connections and Wiring

Ensure all electrical connections and wiring are secure and free from damage. Any compromised connections should be repaired promptly.

  1. Clean Ductwork and Vents

Clear out any dust or debris in the ductwork and vents to maintain good airflow throughout your home.

Annual Maintenance Tasks

Certain HVAC maintenance tasks should be completed annually to ensure your system’s long-term performance. While you can do some tasks, hiring an HVAC professional for comprehensive checks is advisable. Here’s what should be done annually:

  1. Replace Carbon Monoxide Battery Detectors

Check and replace the carbon monoxide battery detectors if you have them installed.

  1. Lubricate Internal Components

Ensure proper lubrication of internal components to minimize friction and reduce wear and tear.

  1. Clean AC Condensate Drain Line

Use bleach to clean the AC condensate drain line and prevent clogs or blockages.

  1. Check Outdoor Unit Placement

Verify that the outdoor unit of your AC is standing on level ground to ensure proper functioning.

Contact Severson Plumbing Today

Make HVAC maintenance a priority this 2024 to reap the benefits of a well-functioning system and a comfortable living environment. Severson Plumbing is here to handle all your HVAC needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or learn more about our services.