Essential DIY Tips for Maintaining Your AC & Heating System

Maintaining your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is not only necessary for the comfort and health of your household but can also prevent potential issues down the line – Saving you from potential costly repairs. Long’s Air Conditioning, Inc. is your go-to expert for professional service, but there are also simple, effective DIY tips you can implement between our visits.

Keep Your System Clean

Just like any other major appliance, your HVAC system functions better when it’s clean. For your AC, make sure the area around your outdoor unit is clear from leaves, dirt, and other debris which can result in overheating. Similarly, for your heating system, check and clean or replace your furnace filters regularly.

Maintain Proper Insulation

One of the simplest ways to ensure your HVAC system isn’t overworking itself is to maintain proper insulation in your home. Make it a habit to check your windows and doors for drafts and seal any gaps with weatherstripping tape or caulk.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Scheduling regular checkups and tune-ups are crucial for the longevity of your HVAC system. Although there are minor repairs and maintenance that you can do on your own, having a professional evaluate your system can help detect any underlying issues that might be developing.

Smart Thermostat Installation

A smart thermostat not only lets you easily control the temperature in your home but can also lead to significant energy savings in the long run. Learn how to install a smart thermostat yourself, or call in a professional for a quick and easy installation.

Know When It’s Time to Call a Professional

While these DIY tips can go a long way in maintaining your AC & heating system, some issues require an expert’s touch. Not all repairs are DIY-friendly. Untreated issues can become larger problems in the future, so when you’re unsure, it’s always best to call in the experts.

Always remember that the team at Long’s Air Conditioning, Inc. is ready and available to help with all of your HVAC needs. We take pride in our commitment to providing top-notch service, repairs, and installations, bringing comfort and reliability to households and businesses alike. Here’s to a happily heated and cooled home, all year round!