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  • What HVAC maintenance can I do at my Breese, IL home?

    February 5, 2019 | Support
  • Here are the things you can do yourself

    When it comes to your home comfort systems, it’s important to adhere to preventative maintenance practices that will help your system last longer. It’s best to retain the help of a professional HVAC contractor for seasonal maintenance and repairs. However, sometimes, you just want to accomplish something yourself. Many homeowners want to know what they can do to maintain their system without having to pay for a professional to visit their home. Here are a few simple things that could make a big difference over time.

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    Change your Air Filter

    This is one of the simplest things that you can do to maintain your heating and cooling system. A clogged filter can create all sorts of problems by causing the unit to work harder than it needs to. Most filters should be changed or cleaned (if your filter is reusable) every 1 – 3 months. However, depending on your system and your filter, it may be necessary to change it more or less frequently.

     

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    Tidy Up Around the Unit

    One thing you can do to help your system is to keep a clean environment around your indoor unit. Less dust and debris around the unit means your unit will stay cleaner over a longer period of time. Dust buildup can cause your unit to work harder, leading to more breakdowns and more repairs. Keep the space around your unit clear of clutter and debris and regularly dust.

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    Clean Off the Outdoor Unit

    The same way your inside unit works better when it is clean, so does your outdoor unit. Clear all leaves and outdoor debris away from the unit and ensure nothing gets inside. Additionally, take the hose and wash off the outside of the unit if it’s been covered with dust, dirt or mud.

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    Program Your Thermostat

    The thermostat can be a great tool for maintaining your system. By evaluating your comfort needs and adjusting your thermostat accordingly, you can save energy and help your system last longer. By setting the thermostat on auto and programming it for specific times of the day, your system will work when you need it and rest when you don’t.

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    Call a Professional

    One thing you can certainly do yourself is call a local professional for seasonal maintenance. An annual clean and check will go above and beyond a routine filter change. Your unit will be inspected, cleaned and repaired by a trained professional that has the knowledge needed to help your system last longer!