DIY Tips for Maintaining Your Heating and Cooling Systems from Lansing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

As a trusted name in the heating and air conditioning industry, Lansing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. understands the importance of proper maintenance for your home’s HVAC systems. While professional service is recommended for major repairs and installations, there are several DIY tips you can follow to keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

One of the easiest and most effective ways to maintain your heating and cooling systems is to replace the air filters regularly. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, causing your systems to work harder and potentially leading to breakdowns or higher energy bills. Most experts recommend changing the filters every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Regularly inspect and clean the heater installation area for any debris or obstructions. This will ensure proper airflow and prevent potential fire hazards. Additionally, keep the outdoor unit clear of leaves, grass clippings, or other debris that could restrict airflow or damage the unit.

Check and Clean the Condenser Coils

The condenser coils in your outdoor air conditioning unit are responsible for releasing heat from the refrigerant. Over time, these coils can become clogged with dirt, dust, and other debris, reducing their efficiency. Gently clean the coils with a soft brush or coil cleaning solution to improve airflow and energy efficiency.

If you notice any unusual noises, strange smells, or a sudden increase in energy bills, it may be time to schedule a professional inspection and service. Addressing small issues early can prevent more costly repairs down the line.

Consider Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can be a wise investment for both comfort and energy savings. By allowing you to set temperature schedules based on your daily routine, a programmable thermostat can help reduce energy consumption when your home is unoccupied, potentially saving you money on your energy bills.

At Lansing Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we understand the importance of maintaining your heating and cooling systems. While these DIY tips can help extend the life of your equipment, it’s always recommended to schedule regular professional maintenance and service to ensure optimal performance and efficiency. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing top-notch service and ensuring your home remains comfortable year-round.