Tips For Maintaining Your Rental Property's HVAC System

10 August 2018
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If you're the owner of a rental property, you know firsthand how important it is to keep your property in good condition. You also know that the process of accomplishing this goal can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, there are ways to simplify the process, especially when it comes to your HVAC system. Learn some of the steps you can take to make managing your property's heating and cooling system easier. 

Provide Air Filters

Filters play a very important role in the overall function of a home's heating and cooling system. In addition to keeping dust, dirt, allergens and other particles out of the air, a filter also keeps these particles out of the actual unit. Make sure you encourage the tenant to replace the air filters at regular intervals based on the manufacturer's instructions provided with the unit. If you provide the tenant with extra filters, they may be more apt to change the filter when necessary. 

Partner With a Company

Partner with an HVAC service company. Partnering with a professional company ensures that the services and repairs you have performed on your unit are done correctly. However, partnering with a single company can help you keep track of your HVAC systems needs. Many companies keep account files that can help you stay on target for your servicing needs. If you have multiple properties that you own, this level of organization can be especially helpful. 

Create a Move Out Checklist

The tenant changeover is a busy time for a landlord. Although there is already a lot you need to do, go ahead and add HVAC maintenance to your list. As part of the checklist, schedule an inspection of the unit. As part of the inspection, a technician will examine the condition of the system to see if there are any existing or potential problems, such as leaking refrigerant. Regular inspections can help increase the lifespan of a heating and cooling system and lower operating costs. 

Schedule a Duct Cleaning

Make sure you don't forget to clean the ducts. In a property with multiple tenants, there might be more than one pet. If you allow smoking in the property, there will be smoke particles in the air. Pet hair, smoke, dirt, and dust all settle inside the duct system. As a result, the excessive collection of debris can lower air quality in the property and cause it to smell. Duct cleaning removes the particles. 

When you follow these tips, not only do you simplify the process, but you can also help keep your HVAC system in better condition. Contact an air conditioning company for assistance.