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Professional vs. DIY HVAC Maintenance Tasks

Your HVAC system plays a vital role in keeping your Las Vegas, Nevada, home comfortable. Therefore, you have to make sure that it’s always in good working condition. Taking HVAC maintenance into your own hands can give you a sense of achievement and help you save money. However, you should know that some tasks may require professional expertise or equipment. Find out which HVAC maintenance tasks you can do and which you should leave to a professional.

DIY Maintenance Tasks

Air Filter Replacement

Changing the air filter in your HVAC unit is an important maintenance task. A dirty or clogged air filter can put strain on your equipment and make it less energy efficient. Extra demand on your AC increases the likelihood of mechanical malfunctions. Additionally, a dirty filter causes dust, dander, and other allergens to circulate throughout the rooms of your home. You should replace your air filter on a monthly basis or as soon as it becomes dirty.

Checking the Outdoor Condenser

This is another easy maintenance task that can have a significant impact on your HVAC system’s performance. Check your outdoor unit regularly or especially after landscaping maintenance or outdoor projects. Make sure no debris or other objects are caught in the unit. Anything embedded within the unit will need professional service to prevent damage. Trim back any trees or shrubs growing too close to the unit.

Professional HVAC Maintenance Tasks

HVAC Repairs

Your HVAC system has many components. A professional has the right tools and experience to make an accurate assessment and repairs. Don’t hesitate to call our knowledgeable service specialists for help. If you attempt repairs, you may end up worsening the initial problem or causing damage to other parts of the system.

Annual Tuneup

While you can perform some HVAC maintenance tasks, you should schedule regular tuneups with a professional HVAC technician. Besides keeping your system clean, our service specialists will also conduct a comprehensive checkup to ensure everything is in good working order.

Proper maintenance will ensure you have an energy-efficient and longer-lasting HVAC system. If you need more information about our HVAC maintenance services, call Johnny On The Spot at(725) 977-9461.

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