Essential Tips for Maintaining Your HVAC System

Duke’s Air Conditioning and Heating: Your Trusted HVAC Partner

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable year-round, proper maintenance of your HVAC system is crucial. Here are some valuable tips and tricks to ensure your system runs efficiently and reliably:

1. Regular Filter Changes

  • Replace or clean filters every 1-3 months
  • Use high-quality filters for better air quality
  • Mark your calendar to remember this important task

2. Keep the Outdoor Unit Clear

  • Remove debris, leaves, and vegetation around the unit
  • Maintain at least 2 feet of clearance on all sides
  • Trim nearby bushes or trees regularly

3. Schedule Professional Maintenance

  • Book bi-annual check-ups (spring and fall)
  • Address small issues before they become major problems
  • Extend the lifespan of your HVAC system

4. Monitor Your Thermostat

  • Install a programmable or smart thermostat
  • Set appropriate temperatures for different times of day
  • Consider upgrading to a Wi-Fi-enabled model for remote control

5. Keep Vents and Registers Clear

  • Ensure furniture and curtains don’t block airflow
  • Clean vents regularly to remove dust and debris
  • Check for proper air balance throughout your home

By following these tips and trusting Duke’s Air Conditioning and Heating for your HVAC needs, you’ll enjoy a comfortable home environment and improved energy efficiency. Remember, a well-maintained system is key to dependable heating and cooling performance.