Unleash Your Inner Handyman with These DIY Heating and Cooling Tips

Unleash Your Inner Handyman with These DIY Heating and Cooling Tips

Are you feeling a little handy and looking to save some money on your heating and cooling needs? Look no further! We’ve got some excellent DIY tips to help you tackle minor repairs and maintenance tasks like a pro. But remember, when it comes to complex issues or major installations, it’s always best to call in the experts from Sentry Heating for their certified Expert Heating & Cooling Services.

Air Filter Replacement

  1. Locate your HVAC system’s air filter, typically found in the return air duct or the unit itself.
  2. Note the size and type of filter you need to purchase a replacement.
  3. Turn off the system and carefully remove the old filter.
  4. Insert the new filter, ensuring it’s facing the correct direction.
  5. Turn the system back on and enjoy cleaner, more efficient airflow.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  • Clear away any debris, such as leaves or twigs, that may have accumulated around the outdoor unit.
  • Use a garden hose with a gentle spray to rinse off any dirt or dust buildup on the unit’s fins.
  • Trim back any overgrown vegetation that may be obstructing airflow.

Thermostat Adjustments

Your thermostat plays a crucial role in regulating your home’s temperature and energy efficiency. Consider these tips:

  • Set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature and avoid frequent adjustments.
  • Use the programmable features to create a schedule that aligns with your daily routine.
  • Replace the batteries annually to ensure accurate temperature readings.

Remember, while these DIY tips can help you save money and maintain your system’s efficiency, it’s always a good idea to schedule regular professional maintenance with Sentry Heating. Their certified technicians have the expertise and experience to identify and address any underlying issues, ensuring your heating and cooling system operates at peak performance for years to come.