Your home’s HVAC system is one of those things that you don’t really think about…until there is a problem. And once your HVAC system stops working, it can become a major issue. After all, your HVAC system is what keeps your home comfortable and always at the right temperature.
There are so many things that you can do to keep your HVAC system up and running, but if you happen to live in a manufactured home, there are some specific tips that you should keep in mind specifically for this type of property.
Replace the Filters Regularly
In a manufactured home, you may have two different locations for your furnace filter—either in the return or the equipment filter compartment. Filters should be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommended time frame, but for many people, they need to swap out their filters every 30-60 days.
A majority of HVAC malfunctions can be traced back to clogged filters—this is an easy fix and something that you can easily do to avoid issues in your system.
Cleaning Out Mini Splits
A number of manufactured homes today use mini-split HVAC systems. If your current manufactured home needs a new system or doesn’t currently have AC, you should consider these systems. The nice thing about the mini splits is that they don’t have traditional filters that need to be replaced—they have a stationary, single filter.
Every season, you should remove the filter from the front of the mini-split and clean it using water and mild detergents.
Stay on Top of Professional Maintenance
Your manufactured home should have regular maintenance performed twice per year. Typically, it’s best to get maintenance performed in the spring before you use the system to cool in the summer, and then again in the fall before you start using heat in the winter.
This will help make sure that your system is ready to work, and you won’t have to deal with a serious issue like a broken heating system in the middle of winter.
If you have more questions about how you can keep your manufactured home comfortable with the right HVAC system, contact the experts here at Texas Pride Heating & Air. We can help make sure that you have the right HVAC system in your property and that your system always stays up and running in the way it is supposed to.