How to Do HVAC Maintenance Yourself

Do you need HVAC maintenance services? While it’s always the best option to use a professional for these services, here are some tips and tricks to doing some of it yourself.

It’s often ignored even though the heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system is one of the most important components of your home’s ecosystem. The HVAC system helps keep you comfortable by circulating air throughout your home and filtering out allergens in the air. The HVAC system is what also allows us to maintain enjoyable indoor temperatures separate from the outside environment.

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If your thermostat is battery-powered, the first thing you should look at is the battery life. Thermostat batteries can last up to 2 years depending on usage and device model. This may seem minor, but you should clean any dust and debris from your thermostat. Usually, a q-tip, small brush, or canned air are great to get the job done. Most homeowners test their heat in the winter and cooling in the summer. We recommend for your DIY inspection that you test both the heating and cooling functions of the thermostat to ensure they are working correctly. Over time the concrete slab that your outdoor unit is on can shift. If your outdoor compressor is not level, this can disrupt the flow of refrigerant and oil through the system.