Keeping your HVAC system up and running involves regular maintenance. Having repairs done as soon as possible also helps this equipment stay in good condition. Should you attempt HVAC DIY when it comes to maintenance and repairs? Find out more about when to do so and when to call HVAC experts instead.

Air Filter Changes

Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is one of the most basic parts of HVAC DIY. You should do this roughly every few months — or even every month if you have pets in your home and/or family members with allergies. Changing air filters is a simple task that you can do on your own. Just remember to check your filters and replace them on a regular basis. Doing this improves your indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency.

Outdoor Unit

Your HVAC system’s outdoor unit needs routine maintenance to ensure efficient heating and cooling. As a homeowner, you can do your part by clearing away any vegetation that’s growing around the unit. Keep in mind that your outdoor unit should have about 2 feet or more of space all around it for good airflow. If your outdoor unit needs cleaning or has other issues that you’re not sure how to handle, schedule professional HVAC maintenance or repairs.

HVAC Repairs

When your HVAC system isn’t working right, should you try HVAC DIY to fix the problem? You can try some simple troubleshooting steps, such as checking your thermostat settings or putting in a new air filter. However, if you still have problems, you should have HVAC technicians come to your home to determine what’s wrong with your equipment and fix it as opposed to you doing HVAC DIY. This can help keep your HVAC warranty valid if you have one while also ensuring proper repairs. Relying on HVAC professionals can also save you money in the long run due to a lower risk of needing repairs.

If you need to schedule HVAC maintenance or repairs in Indianapolis, please contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. You can count on our trusted technicians to keep your HVAC system in good condition.