Make sure that your vehicles’ HVAC system is ready for the Thanksgiving and holiday season. Here at Comfort Systems, we help our customers ensure that their vehicles are comfortable any time of the year. Today, we would like to share some helpful tips to keep your vehicle’s HVAC system in top shape.

1). Change Your Air Filter

Your vehicle’s HVAC filter ensures that pollutants do not enter your vehicle’s system. Therefore, you will want to change the HVAC filter every 15,000 miles. We recommend that you change your filter before spring when pollen levels are high. Also, you want to change your HVAC filter again in the fall since you do lots of driving during the summer. This will ensure you will have a strong HVAC system year round.

2). Run Your A/C System, Weekly in Defrost Mode 

You will also want to run your A/C System in defrost mode each week. This will allow your HVAC system to prevent the build-up of moisture and mold in the system. This is because the defrost mode helps to circulate the air in the system and prevents moisture from settling on the evaporator coil. If you don’t run your A/C in defrost mode, then you risk building up mold inside your system which can cause unhealthy air to circulate inside the cabin.

3). Check Refrigerant Levels 

If the refrigerant levels are low, the system will not be able to cool the air effectively. Therefore, you will want to check the refrigerant levels before the Thanksgiving season. If your refrigerant system is low, then be sure to contact us as Comfort System. We provide a fast and affordable refrigerant refreshing service at an affordable price.

4). Clean the Vents

Over time, you will have dust, dirt and other pollutants build up in the vents. Therefore, you will need to clean your vehicle’s vents each season. This will not only keep your cabin air clean, it can help keep your vehicle’s HVAC system running more smoothly. You can clean your vehicle’s HVAC vents using wipes and a car vac. At Comfort Systems, we also offer a fast and affordable vent cleaning service.

5). Park In the Shade 

A hot car will have to work your HVAC system hard to keep your cabin cool. That’s why it’s a good idea to park your vehicle in the shade. This will keep your vehicle in cool conditions throughout the year. Overall, you can expect to get more performance and more life out of your vehicle’s HVAC system.

6). Keep Your Car Clean 

It is a good idea to keep your vehicle clean. This will help make sure that dust, dirt and other pollutants do not get into your vehicle’s HVAC system. We recommend that your clean both the exterior and the interior of your vehicle at least twice a month. Be sure to use a can vac in order to remove the dust and the dirt that may have accumulated in the carpets.

7). Have Your Vehicle’s HVAC system serviced

While you can do certain things to keep your HVAC system clean, you will want to have a certified tech take a look at your vehicle at least twice per year. With professional HVAC service, professional can check each part of your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system. This can help prevent costly repairs and breakdowns when you least expect it. At Comfort Systems, we provide affordable HVAC service for all makes and models.

Keep Your Vehicle’s HVAC in Peak Condition

Be sure to follow these helpful tips to ensure that your vehicle’s HVAC system is in peak condition for the Thanksgiving season. A little care goes a long way! Don’t have time to maintain your vehicle’s HVAC system. No worries. Our team at Comfort Systems can provide your car, truck, minivan or SUV with quality HVAC maintenance service that’s both fast and affordable.