Maintaining your HVAC system can feel like a chore, especially in Ocala, Florida. You should leave most HVAC maintenance tasks to a professional, though. Here are tips and strategies to determine when to seek professional help or perform HVAC maintenance yourself:
DIY: Change Your Air Filter
If you’ve ever felt like you’re dealing with reduced airflow, check your air filter. You should change your air filter every 30 to 90 days, depending on the type of filter and age of your HVAC system. Changing your air filter is a simple task you can do yourself to make a world of difference for airflow and indoor air quality, especially if you have allergies. A clean filter will also prevent poor efficiency, added strain and higher energy bills.
DIY: Clean Your Supply Vents
Another thing to check when the airflow seems off is your vents. Like air filters, debris and dust could get caught there. Use a vacuum and clean the vents inside your house. Also, make sure the outdoor unit is clear of debris like leaves and sticks to prevent inefficient operation.
PROS: Inspect Your Ductwork
If you’re dealing with poor airflow or higher energy bills, you may need to have your ductwork inspected. Getting your ductwork inspected by our professionals every few years will help your HVAC system operate more efficiently. As a result, you’ll save money on repairs and energy bills.
PROS: Repair Your HVAC System
If your HVAC system isn’t working, try a few things. Check the thermostat temperature and whether you’ve set your system to heat or cool. If it’s the opposite of what you need, that could be the reason. However, if the system still won’t work or is making strange noises, don’t try to diagnose the problem yourself. It’s always best to call a pro to avoid further damage and personal injury.
Contact Sun Kool Air Conditioning, Inc. today at (352) 330-1067 to schedule an HVAC service. One of our service technicians can help you determine the best solution for maintaining your HVAC system.
Image provided by Shutterstock