While you need to hire an HVAC company for major things, there are maintenance and repair issues that you can resolve yourself as a homeowner. These are the main things you can take care of yourself without bringing in a professional.

Change the Air Filter

Your furnace’s air filter is something that might need to be replaced or cleaned as often as once a month. Pull out the air filter and make sure it isn’t clogged with debris. A clean air filter is essential to your heating system operating as efficiently as possible.

Check Your Thermostat

You should check your programmable thermostat settings to see if they are optimal. If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you really should consider replacing your existing one to save yourself money. You may even consider a smart thermostat to further save on your energy bills. [company_name] of Fort Payne, Alabama, installs programmable and smart thermostats for those in the area.

Clean Vents

Vents can collect a lot of dust and debris. They should be cleaned out at least once a year. Much like filters, a dirty vent blocks airflow and makes your entire HVAC system work harder than it has to. Dirty vents can also create hot and cold spots in your house.

Clean Your Outdoor Unit

Air conditioners and heat pumps can have a buildup of vegetation, leaves and dirt. It’s essential to inspect them at least once a year to make sure they are clean and have adequate clearance. Besides reducing the efficiency of your system, poorly maintained outdoor units are a fire hazard. Making sure they are clean also contributes to their longevity.

DeKalb County’s Heating and Cooling Experts

Bryant’s Heating & Cooling is a family-owned and -operated company that is licensed, bonded and insured. We install and repair heating and cooling units, Wi-Fi thermostats and commercial HVAC units. We also conduct indoor air quality inspections and do duct cleaning. We’d love it if you would contact us today to find out how we can help you!