Care for HVAC systems in between tune-ups

It’s almost time to call your heating technician for your system’s annual check-up. But just because you’re between service calls doesn’t mean you should ignore your equipment.

Your role in maintaining your air conditioning or heating system is just as important as the job of the service technician who performs your annual maintenance inspection. Keep tune-ups quick and costly repairs to a minimum with these simple tips for year-round maintenance.

Between visits:

  • Change your furnace and air conditioning filters often. This is especially important during the summer when dust and allergens circulate.
  • Remove plants, fallen branches and debris from your outdoor HVAC equipment. Objects that are too close can prevent adequate air flow.
  • Indoors, vacuum registers and air vents regularly. Heating contractors say simple dust and dirt cause almost half of their service calls.
  • Move furniture and drapes away from registers.
If something seems off about your HVAC equipment, call for service early. Odd sounds and smells could be warning you of a bigger problem.