Essential DIY HVAC Tips from Your Mid-Ohio Valley Experts

At Morrison, Inc., we’ve been serving the Mid-Ohio Valley since 1961, providing top-notch HVAC services to both residential and commercial customers. While we’re always here to help with professional AC repair and installation, we also believe in empowering homeowners with knowledge to maintain their systems. Here are some valuable DIY tips to keep your HVAC system running smoothly:

1. Regular Filter Changes

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to maintain your HVAC system is by changing air filters regularly. This not only improves air quality but also helps your system run more efficiently. For most homes, changing filters every 1-3 months is ideal.

2. Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clean

Your outdoor AC unit needs some TLC too. Regularly clear debris, leaves, and dirt from around the unit. This ensures proper airflow and prevents potential damage to the system.

Quick Cleaning Steps:

  • Turn off the power to the unit
  • Remove large debris by hand
  • Gently hose down the unit to remove dirt
  • Allow to dry before turning back on

3. Maintain Proper Thermostat Settings

Optimize your energy usage by setting your thermostat appropriately. In summer, aim for 78°F when you’re home and active. In winter, 68°F is a comfortable and energy-efficient temperature for most households.

4. Inspect and Clean Vents

Ensure all vents in your home are unobstructed and clean. This promotes better airflow and helps your system work more efficiently. Vacuum vents regularly and check that furniture or curtains aren’t blocking them.

5. Listen for Unusual Noises

Be attuned to your HVAC system’s normal sounds. If you hear any unusual noises like grinding, squealing, or rattling, it might be time to call in the professionals at Morrison, Inc. for a check-up.

6. Schedule Regular Maintenance

While there’s a lot you can do yourself, professional maintenance is crucial. We recommend scheduling a tune-up with Morrison, Inc. at least once a year to ensure your system is running at peak performance.

7. Seal Air Leaks

Check for air leaks around windows, doors, and ductwork. Sealing these leaks can significantly improve your system’s efficiency and reduce energy bills.

8. Use Ceiling Fans Wisely

In summer, set your ceiling fans to rotate counterclockwise to create a cooling breeze. In winter, reverse the direction to help distribute warm air throughout the room.

At Morrison, Inc., we’re committed to helping you maintain a comfortable home environment year-round. While these DIY tips can go a long way in maintaining your HVAC system, remember that we’re always here for professional air conditioning installation, boiler services, and any other HVAC needs you may have.

Our team of experts serves the entire Mid-Ohio Valley, providing outstanding HVAC service with a focus on customer satisfaction. Whether you need a simple repair or a complete system overhaul, Morrison, Inc. is your trusted partner in home comfort.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all your heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs. We’re proud to be your hometown HVAC specialists in Marietta, Ohio, and the surrounding areas, continuing our tradition of excellence since 1961.

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