Did you know that, as a homeowner, your HVAC system is one of the most expensive items in your home to repair or replace? That’s why it’s so important to invest in routine HVAC maintenance for your HVAC system.

Looking for some basic HVAC tips that you can use to better maintain your unit? Want to know what you need to do and have to perform basic HVAC maintenance yourself?

Keep on reading for information on all of those things, plus more need-to-know tips related to your home’s HVAC system.

1. Perform Monthly Filter Checks

We get it. Changing your HVAC filter every month most likely isn’t necessary. But checking your filter every month, to confirm that it’s still in good shape, is more than a good idea.

A pro tip? Write down the date on the side of your HVAC filter when you change it. Then, put a reminder in your phone to check that filter exactly one month later.

After a few months, you should have a good idea of how often your home’s HVAC filter needs to be changed.

2. Use HVAC Coil Cleaner Properly

If you’re looking for HVAC tips and tricks to use, and you’re not doing so already, pick up some HVAC coil cleaner from your local hardware store. This will help you get much cleaner outdoor coils, especially if you’re currently only using water.

Just be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle closely. Failure to do so could damage your HVAC unit, and even your skin, which isn’t what you want.

3. Check Your Ductwork Bi-Yearly

One of the benefits of HVAC maintenance is the fact that you can help prevent small problems from growing into bigger problems down the line. For example, if you have damaged ductwork, including ducts that are down or ducts that are sweating, the moisture that creates can damage your ceilings.

Because of this, we recommend that you check your ductwork at least twice a year. That way you can confirm that your ductwork is up to par and not creating pricey problems that you’ll need to address in the future. 

4. Let the Professionals Handle Major Issues

Sometimes, when your HVAC unit isn’t working well, you may have the urge to try and make air conditioning repairs yourself. Unless you have HVAC experience, doing this is never a good idea, for a variety of reasons.

Most importantly, trying to repair your HVAC unit can lead to you injuring yourself. If that happens, you could end up spending way more on medical bills, or time missed from work than you would have if you had just called your HVAC company from the get-go. 

Still Not Sure About Routine HVAC Maintenance?

As a homeowner, having a routine HVAC maintenance plan is a must. There are tons of things that you can do yourself to better maintain your unit.

With that in mind, when major issues arise, a call to your local HVAC professional is recommended.

Looking for more home repair tips and tricks? Check back with our blog daily for tons of useful ideas and information.