DIY Tips for Maintaining Your Heating and Cooling System

At J. A. Sauer Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand the importance of a well-maintained HVAC system. From heating system repair to AC service, we provide a variety of services to keep your home comfortable year-round. However, there are several preventative steps homeowners can take themselves to extend the life of their systems.

1. Regularly Change Filters

Your system’s filters work hard to clean the air entering your home. Over time, they can get clogged and make your system work harder than it needs to. Replacing or cleaning your filters every month or two (depending on the type of filter you have) can save you energy and extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.

2. Keep Vents Clear

Whether it’s a heating or air conditioning system you’re using, you should always ensure that your vents are clear of obstructions. Furniture, rugs, and curtains can block vents and affect air flow, making your system less effective and efficient.

3. Regular System Checks

Routine system checks are a valuable way to avoid serious damage before it can occur. These checks aren’t as detailed as a full service, but they can help identify issues early on. Use this time to look and listen for any signs of distress in your system such as unusual noises or leaks.

4. Keep Components Clean

Over time, your HVAC system can collect dust and other particles that may obstruct air flow. The outdoor condensing unit, indoor vents, and coils can be gently cleaned using a soft brush or vacuum with a brush attachment. Be sure to power down your system before embarking on this task.

5. Schedule Regular Professional Maintenance

While DIY maintenance can keep your HVAC system running smoothly, it’s important to get routine maintenance done by professionals. Each spring and fall, consider scheduling a preventative maintenance service with us. We’ll perform a thorough examination of your HVAC system and make necessary repairs and adjustments.

6. Know When to Call in the Professionals

While there are many tasks you can perform yourself, always bear in mind your safety and the complexity of your HVAC system. If you encounter any problems with your heating or cooling system that you’re not comfortable tackling yourself, you should always seek assistance from a trusted professional.

At J. A. Sauer, we understand the importance of a dependable HVAC system, particularly in the extreme weather conditions that can be experienced throughout the year. Our experienced team can handle all your heating system repair and AC service needs, ensuring you and your family are comfortable within your home at all times.

Remember, proper upkeep extends the life and efficiency of your systems; and the best DIY tip we can give you is to trust your HVAC system to the professionals when necessary, and invest in routine maintenance. Stay warm, stay cool, stay comfortable.