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Exploring HVAC Maintenance and Repairs

Hi there, my name is Michelle. I created this site to talk to you about maintaining your HVAC system on your own and with help from contractors. Your HVAC system controls the temperature and air quality in your home. When this system starts to malfunction, you may notice a decrease in your comfort levels. You can perform preventative maintenance to keep this system running year round. From these posts you'll hopefully be able to learn about DIY and professional maintenance tasks that need to be performed regularly. My site will also cover common faults and repairs for HVAC components. Thank you.

Basic Home Heating Maintenance That You Can Do Yourself

As you probably know, you should properly maintain your home heating system if you want it to work properly. You will probably need to hire someone to come and perform a tune-up about once a year since not all home heating maintenance is something that the average person should do on their own. However, if you're willing to put in a little effort, there are some home heating maintenance tasks that you can do yourself.

These are a few examples of things you may want to learn to do, just so you can take the best possible care of your home heating system without having to hire someone each time. If you need a little help, your HVAC technician may be willing to show you how to do some of these things when performing your next tune-up. Then, next time it's time for them to be done, you should be able to do them on your own. 

Clean Your Outside Unit   

First of all, many people don't realize it, but with many systems, your indoor furnace and outdoor air conditioning unit actually work together to heat your home. After all, they have shared components. It's easy to forget to check your outside unit for debris, but it's important to do so. Throughout most of the year, you should keep grass and plants around your unit trimmed. Make sure you remove any limbs, twigs, or leaves from your outdoor unit. In the winter, keep it clear of snow and ice. Not only will this help with your heating system, but it will also help you keep your air conditioning unit in good condition so you won't have to worry about it not working like it's supposed to in the summer.

Check Your Vents

In each room in your home, check your vents on a regular basis. Make sure they are open so there will be proper airflow throughout your home when your heater is running. Vacuum or clean your vent covers to remove any pet hair or debris that might be causing clogs. After all, these clogs can prevent proper airflow and can also negatively impact indoor air quality.

Change Your Thermostat Batteries 

Your thermostat more than likely uses batteries, and without them, it can't control your heating system to maintain the proper temperature in your home. Generally, you'll need to change your thermostat batteries about once a year, so make sure you keep a few extras on hand for when you need them.

To find out more, contact heating maintenance services today.