3 DIY HVAC Care Tasks
You don’t like waiting for someone else to solve your problems. So when the heating and cooling system in your Martinez, Georgia, home needs some TLC, you want to take it into your own hands. While you should leave most HVAC maintenance to pros, these DIY tasks will reduce strain on your unit and improve energy efficiency.
Seal Your Thermal Envelope
If you want to take a weekend to drastically improve your energy efficiency, then the best thing you can do is seal your thermal envelope. Your home’s thermal envelope involves everything that separates indoor from outdoor air, including windows, doors, and insulation. Sometimes leaks form in this envelope, though, allowing air to escape and for your HVAC system’s efficiency to fall.
Preserve your HVAC system and cut utility costs by searching for these air leaks where dirt and dust are collecting or where you can feel drafts. Seal leaks around doors with weatherstripping and around windows with caulk. Adding insulation to unfinished areas of your home, like your attic, will further improve energy efficiency.
Clean Your Home
Cleaning your home will help you care for your heating and cooling system. A dirty, cluttered home can reduce airflow, and too much dust and dirt in your HVAC system will reduce efficiency and strain the unit. While you should rely on a professional technician to clean the interior of your system, you can clean around your indoor air handler, vents, and heat registers to improve efficiency. Removing debris from around your outdoor compressor unit will also reduce strain on your system.
Change HVAC Air Filters
Your HVAC air filters can do wonders for your indoor air quality, but they frequently become clogged, transforming them into barriers that reduce airflow and strain your system. Changing air filters once a month will improve airflow and take some pressure off your system, not to mention improve your indoor air quality.
Take your heating andd cooling system care into your own hands with these DIY tasks. When you need professional HVAC maintenance, call Doc Savage Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 706-426-9262.
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