5 Things You Need to Do to Keep Your Home’s HVAC System Running Year-Round

5 Things You Need to Do to Keep Your Home’s HVAC System Running Year-Round
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    Throughout the entire year you depend on your HVAC system to keep your home and family comfortable.

    Therefore, it's best for your budget and personal comfort to take steps to assure that your system runs effectively and efficiently.


The following five quick steps should be on your list of home maintenance checks and chores.

  • Thermostat

    The installation of a programmable thermostat is one way to assure that your heating and cooling system works in the most efficient manner. You don’t want to spend money unnecessarily by keeping your home too warm or too cool when you’re not at home. Using a programmable thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature is good for your budget and your HVAC system.

  • Maintenance

    One of the best ways to assure that your house isn’t sweltering hot on a summer day or frigid on a winter day is to find a reliable HVAC technician that can service your system on a regular basis. It’s also important that you promptly schedule a service check if you hear a noise or notice something unusual about how the system is performing. If ignored, a small problem can turn into a large, possibly expensive, repair.

  • Indoor Maintenance

    While there may be lots of activities you find more enjoyable than housework, regularly performing basic housekeeping chores can help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Routine vacuuming and sweeping and regularly brushing your indoor pets will help reduce the amount of dust, dirt and fur that can end up in your filter. Even if you’re dedicated to your housekeeping duties, you still need to change the filter to your HVAC system on a regular basis.

  • Outdoor Maintenance

    If your unit sits outside, you need to keep a check on it throughout the year. Most likely, at some point you will need to clear leaves and debris away from the unit. You might also find it necessary to trim grass or shrubs away from the unit so that the air flow is not obstructed.

  • Weather-Related Protection

    Depending on the area you live in, your HVAC technician may recommend that you invest in a cover that can be used during times when severe weather such as hail or heavy rain is forecast.

To assure that your heating and cooling system functions at its optimum, you must be attentive to a consistent maintenance schedule by a reliable source such as Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc.

Additionally, you need to be diligent about housekeeping and with changing the system’s filter regularly.

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Hannah Whittenly

Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A full-time mother of two, Hannah enjoys imagining and planning projects to make her home more beautiful. Occasionally, she'll actually get around to starting one of them.