DIY Tips for Upkeeping Your Cooling and Heating Systems

When it comes to your heating and cooling needs, PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions can expertly deliver top-quality Air Conditioner Service and Furnace Repair. However, maintaining those services for longer periods often comes down to proper day-to-day use and care. Here are some DIY tips that can help you get the best out of your heating and cooling systems.

1. Regularly change your filters

Dirty filters can cause your system to work harder, using up more energy and causing premature wear and tear. It’s crucial to regularly change your filters to keep your system running efficiently. A good standard rule is to replace your air filters every 90 days. However, if you have pets or someone in your home suffers from allergies, you might want to change your filters more frequently.

2. Check your thermostat

Another easy step you can take is to ensure you have a correctly functioning thermostat. Old, non-programmable thermostats can lead to inaccurate temperature control and increased energy costs. Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat that allows temperature changes throughout the day, ensuring your system isn’t working unnecessarily when you’re not at home.

3. Maintain your outdoor unit

Your outdoor unit also needs some attention to ensure it functions optimally. Observe the area around your outdoor system. It should be kept clean and clear of any debris, overgrown vegetation, or clutter to avoid blocking the airflow. During fall and winter, make sure to clear leaves and snow that could potentially damage your system.

4. Schedule annual professional maintenance

While regular DIY maintenance is essential, having a professional service your system at least once a year can help maintain its efficiency and longevity. Professional maintenance also allows potential issues to be detected and resolved early, preventing costly repairs or replacements in the future.

Remember, these tips should not replace professional maintenance and services, but rather help keep your cooling and heating systems in their best shape between visits. PROTOCOOL Cooling Solutions’ team of certified technicians is always available to help with all your cooling and heating needs, ensuring you enjoy a comfortable home environment all-year round.