Stay Warm this Winter – DIY Home Maintenance Tips

Mel-O-Air Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, your trusted HVAC partner, is readily available to handle all your heating needs this winter. But did you know that regular home maintenance can also advance the durability of your system and save you dollars in repair? Here are some DIY tips that everyone should know.

1. Regular Filter Replacement

One of the most common reasons that furnace service is required is due to a clogged and dirty filter. Thankfully, replacing the filter is incredibly easy and requires no special tools. An ideal recommendation is to replace the filter every three months. A step-by-step guide is available for those needing a walkthrough.

Not only does a clean filter improve the air quality within your home, but it also reduces the stress on your system. When a filter gets clogged, the furnace has to work harder to circulate air. That overexertion can lead to a complete breakdown.

2. Thermostat Settings

An incorrectly configured thermostat can cause your heating system to work inefficiently. Make sure to set your thermostat to an appropriate temperature – usually around 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) for most households.

Remember, lowering your thermostat significantly in an attempt to save energy can cause your furnace to work harder than necessary when you need to reheat. A programmable thermostat from Mel-O-Air could resolve this by automatically adjusting the temperature, keeping your home comfy and your furnace efficient.

3. Regular Furnace Inspection

While there are many DIY tips you can follow to ensure that everything is functional, nothing beats actual inspection by a professional. Regular furnace service by a licensed and experienced technician from Mel-O-Air can ensure your system is up to speed, running safely and efficiently.

Even the most mechanically inclined homeowners should have their furnaces serviced at least once a year. This will not only identify any potential issues before they become major problems but can also increase the overall lifespan of the system.

Maintaining a heating and air conditioning system is not all about professional servicing. There are many things that homeowners can do to prolong the life of their furnace while ensuring comfort for their families. Take care of your furnace, and it’ll take care of you through the chilly months.