07/17/2024

Keeping Your Home Cozy DIY Tips from Family Heating & Air


Welcome to Family Heating & Air’s DIY Guide

At Family Heating & Air, we understand the importance of a comfortable living environment. While we specialize in professional air conditioning installation and repair services, there are several simple DIY tips you can follow to keep your home cozy and energy-efficient.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Clogged air filters can significantly reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, leading to higher energy bills and potentially damaging your unit. We recommend changing your air filters every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Keep Vents and Returns Clear

Ensure that your vents and returns are not blocked by furniture, curtains, or other obstructions. This can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder, leading to increased energy consumption and potential breakdowns.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings can let in hot or cold air, making your HVAC system work overtime. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any cracks or gaps, improving the overall efficiency of your home.

Maintain Your Outdoor Unit

The outdoor unit of your air conditioning system can become clogged with debris, such as leaves, dirt, or grass clippings. Keep the area around the unit clear and consider covering it during the winter months to protect it from the elements.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat can help you save energy and money by automatically adjusting the temperature when you’re away or sleeping. Many models even allow you to control the temperature remotely using a smartphone app.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

While DIY tips can help you maintain your HVAC system, it’s essential to schedule regular professional maintenance with Family Heating & Air. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, ensuring optimal performance and extending its lifespan.

At Family Heating & Air, we’re committed to providing top-notch service and ensuring your home is always comfortable. If you have any questions or need assistance with your HVAC system, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!