Keeping your HVAC system running efficiently all year requires regular maintenance and care. Apply these eight tips each season to save energy and prevent expensive HVAC repairs.

1. Change Air Filters Frequently
Dirty air filters reduce airflow and make your system work harder. Swap out HVAC filters every three months to keep things clean and running smoothly. Mark your calendar as a reminder.

2. Schedule Seasonal HVAC Checkups
While DIY maintenance can help, having a professional inspect your HVAC system at least once a year is crucial. A technician will tune up the system by checking refrigerant, tightening connections, cleaning parts, and more. Preventative tune-ups catch minor issues before they become major repairs.

3. Clear Debris Around the External Unit
Leaves, grass, and other debris easily accumulate around the external HVAC unit in your yard over time. Clear a 2-foot radius around the unit so airflow is unobstructed. Good airflow improves efficiency.

4. Adjust Vents Room by Room
Walk through your home and ensure HVAC vents are open and unblocked. Closed vents force air through smaller openings, causing strain.

5. Check for Leaks and Drafts
Proper insulation, weatherstripping, and caulking keep conditioned air in and unwanted air out. Scan windows and doors for leaks that let air escape. Seal up leaks for better efficiency.

6. Install a Smart Thermostat
Programmable thermostats adjust temperatures automatically around your schedule. Keep temps comfortable when home, then dial them back to save energy when sleeping or away.

7. Evaluate Ductwork
If certain rooms feel uncomfortable, your ductwork may need to be cleaned and properly routed. A technician can evaluate and fix duct issues so that conditioned air flows evenly through your interior spaces.

8. Change Batteries in Thermostats
Don’t let dead thermostat batteries undermine your HVAC automation and temperature control. Change batteries twice per year.

Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance Today
Properly maintaining your HVAC system year-round can keep it running cleanly and efficiently for years while avoiding costly repairs or complete unit replacement later. Keeping your system tuned up saves energy and maximizes performance all year long. Call our HVAC technicians today to schedule seasonal maintenance appointments.