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  • Do It Yourself Tips

    Your HVAC system is one of the hardest working and most important appliances in your home. Just as with any appliance, it requires proper maintenance and care to function at its highest capacity. Your system will need regular professional maintenance for optimal performance and to prevent breakdowns. To minimize repairs, extend your system’s lifespan, increase its efficiency and save on your energy bills, use these simple do-it-yourself tips in between professional maintenance appointments.

    • Check your air filters every month and change them every 2-3 months or when they are dirty.
    • Clean the outside of your outdoor unit. Keeping your unit free from debris will allow for maximum airflow to the fan, increasing your unit’s efficiency and lifespan.
    • Vacuum and wipe down your vents and registers as part of your routine house cleaning.
    • Give your system a break by using fans or turning it off when it’s not needed.
    • Listen for strange noises.
    • Set your thermostat as high as you comfortably can in the summer and as low as you comfortably can in the winter.

    Using these tips will help prolong the life of your HVAC system – and call the experts at 218-628-9276 when you need assistance!