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HVAC DIY Tips for Homeowners


As a homeowner, tackling some basic HVAC maintenance tasks can save you money and prolong the lifespan of your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. While major repairs should be left to professionals like All-A-Round A/C, Heating & Refrigeration, there are several DIY projects you can undertake to keep your system running smoothly.

Air Filter Replacement

  1. Check your HVAC system’s air filter every month and replace it when it appears dirty or clogged.
  2. A dirty filter restricts airflow, reducing efficiency and potentially damaging the system.
  3. Refer to your owner’s manual for the proper filter size and type for your system.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Keep the area around your outdoor unit free from debris, such as leaves, grass clippings, and shrubbery.
  2. Clear away any obstructions within two feet of the unit to ensure proper airflow.
  3. Gently clean the coils with a soft brush or cloth to remove dirt and dust buildup.

Thermostat Adjustment

  1. Adjust your thermostat settings according to the season and your comfort preferences.
  2. In the summer, set the temperature a few degrees higher when you’re away from home to reduce energy consumption.
  3. In the winter, lower the temperature at night or when no one is home to save energy.

Ductwork Inspection

  1. Inspect your ductwork for any visible signs of damage, such as holes, cracks, or disconnections.
  2. Seal any leaks with duct tape or mastic sealant to prevent air leakage and improve efficiency.
  3. Consider having your ductwork professionally cleaned every few years to remove dust, dirt, and other contaminants.


By following these simple DIY tips, you can help extend the life of your HVAC system, improve its efficiency, and potentially save money on energy bills. However, it’s essential to remember that complex repairs or installations should always be handled by licensed professionals like All-A-Round A/C, Heating & Refrigeration, who serve customers in Wills Point, TX, Terrell, TX, Forney, TX, Kaufman, TX, Canton, TX, and Edgewood, TX.

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