I am unquestionably conscientious about the upkeep of pressing condo appliances and systems.
I make sure to drain the water boiler every year to minimize the buildup of sediment.
I schedule professional dryer vent cleaning to reduce the risk of fire, maximize the unit’s efficiency and extend its repair life. Along with enrolling into a repair plan with a local Heating and A/C contractor for the boiler and air conditioning, I make sure to change the filters every month. The air filter serves as a barrier between contaminants and the inner laborings of the heating and cooling units, and once the filter becomes dirty and clogged, dust and other pollutants get inside the system, settle on components and restrict airflow. The boiler and air conditioning are required to run longer and more often. Operation consumes more energy, causes higher utility bills and increases the risk of malfunction. A boiler or air conditioning that runs with a dirty filter won’t give as effective temperature control and won’t last as long. There’s also the risk of contaminated indoor air quality, which can be blamed for all sorts of health problems. When the heating and cooling system was initially installed, I distraught that replacing the air filters would be a difficult and time-consuming job. I’ve since realized that the job takes less than a minute. I turn two tiny levers to open the access panel. I unattach the seasoned filter, slide a current one into location and close the panel. I buy the filters at the local hardware store. They aren’t all that extravagant. I make sure to keep a supply of filters on hand and have set a reminder on my cellphone so that I never forget.