As a homeowner, you want your home to be comfortable, regardless of the season. But you also don’t want your HVAC system to be a major source of stress. To ensure your home remains comfortable and your system remains dependable, there are a few DIY tips you should keep in mind.
Make sure to monitor and maintain your air filters regularly. This is one of the most important steps you can take to keep your cooling and heating systems working properly. Air filters capture debris from the air and prevent it from building up inside your system. Clogged filters can restrict air flow, reducing the efficiency of your system. Replace or clean your air filters as needed—about once a month—to keep your system running efficiently.
Check your outdoor unit regularly to ensure that it is free of debris. Check and remove debris such as leaves and grass clippings from around the unit. If the unit is blocked, it won’t be able to work efficiently. Your outdoor unit should also be clear of any obstructions, such as trees or shrubs, to ensure that it gets the air it needs to function.
Inspect your ducts and vents for any leaks or blockages, and make sure to seal any cracks or holes that you find. Leaks in your ducts can lead to a loss of energy, increased utility bills, and poor air quality. Additionally, make sure your vents are free of dust and other debris so that the air that is pushed out is clean and free of allergens.
Leave any repair or maintenance tasks to the professionals. Joyce Cooling & Heating provides an array of services, including AC Repair Hudson, NH & Nashua, NH, A/C Service Merrimack, NH & Hollis, NH, AC Installation Amherst, NH, and Air Conditioning Repair & HVAC Service Londonderry, NH. Trying to tackle complex tasks on your own can create more problems than it solves, and can even be dangerous. The team at Joyce Cooling & Heating is experienced and ready to help you with all of your home heating and cooling needs.
Keeping your home comfortable shouldn’t be a source of stress. Follow these simple DIY tips and turn to professionals when needed to ensure your home’s cooling and heating systems remain dependable. To learn more about how to keep your HVAC system running smoothly, check out this article from the U.S. Department of Energy.