Mastering DIY Heating and Cooling Maintenance


Maintaining your home’s heating and cooling system is crucial for ensuring optimal performance, energy efficiency, and prolonged lifespan. While professional services from companies like Hader Heating & Cooling are invaluable, there are several DIY tasks you can undertake to keep your system running smoothly. In this article, we’ll explore some essential DIY tips for homeowners in Delhi, Westwood, White Oak, Bridgetown, Dent, Cheviot, Groesbeck, Covedale, and Cleves, OH.

Air Filter Replacement

  1. Check your system’s air filters regularly and replace them every 1-3 months, depending on usage and manufacturer recommendations.
  2. Dirty air filters restrict airflow, reducing efficiency and potentially causing system damage.
  3. Note the size and type of filter required for your specific unit, and keep spares on hand for easy replacement.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Clear any debris, leaves, or vegetation around the outdoor unit to ensure proper airflow.
  2. Use a shop vacuum to remove any accumulated dirt or debris from the unit’s fins and coils.
  3. Straighten any bent fins with a fin comb tool, available at most hardware stores.

Thermostat Adjustment

  • Adjust your thermostat settings seasonally to strike a balance between comfort and energy efficiency.
  • In the summer, set the temperature a few degrees higher when you’re away from home to reduce cooling costs.
  • In the winter, lower the temperature at night or when you’re away to save on heating expenses.

Professional Maintenance

While DIY tasks can help maintain your system’s performance, it’s essential to schedule professional maintenance at least once a year. Experienced technicians from Hader Heating & Cooling, a company serving the area since 1883, can thoroughly inspect, clean, and tune up your system, ensuring optimal efficiency and identifying any potential issues before they become major problems.

By following these DIY tips and scheduling regular professional maintenance, you can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system, save on energy costs, and enjoy a comfortable living environment year-round.