DIY Tips From Experts: Maintaining Your Heating & Cooling System


Maintaining your heating and cooling system is not only crucial for comfort in your home but also to ensure its long-term sustainability. While a professionally trained service technician from CBM is indispensable for handling major repairs and intricate details of installation, there are several precautionary and maintenance measures homeowners can do to keep their system in shape.

Regular Cleaning and Inspection

It’s important to regularly clean and inspect your heating and cooling system. Watch out for dust and debris accumulation in and around the system, such as the ducts and vents. These not only impede the system’s performance but also affect the air quality in your home. Don’t forget to clean and change the air filters. A dirty air filter restricts the airflow, lowering your system’s efficiency and increasing your utility bills.

A visual inspection can be done by anyone. Take note of any visible leaks, unusual noises, or if your system is struggling to maintain desired temperatures. Check the outdoor unit for any noticeable damage. All these may be warning signs that your system needs professional repair.

Thermostat Settings

Understanding your thermostat settings is crucial to ensuring optimal operation of your heating and cooling system. Ideally, in warmer months, your thermostat should be set to “cool,” and in colder months, it should be set to “heat.” The auto setting may help maintain the desired temperature and reduce unnecessary energy use. Regularly check if your thermostat settings match the season and your comfort needs. If you still use an old, non-programmable thermostat, consider upgrading to a digital or smart one which offers improved efficiency and control.

Insulate Your Home Properly

Proper insulation not only provides comfort but also significantly contributes to your heating and cooling system’s efficiency. Check for any leaks, drafts, or loss of insulation in your home. The insulation needs vary based on your regional climate; therefore, it’s wise to consult a local heating and cooling expert to understand your requirements.

Scheduling Professional Maintenance

Despite all your efforts and measures, scheduling regular professional maintenance is critical. DIY tips can help keep your system running efficiently between professional check-ups. But they can’t replace the need for professional services that include a thorough inspection, cleaning, and tuning your system for optimal efficiency. By regular and proper maintenance, you can prolong your system’s lifespan, optimize its efficiency, lower energy bills, and most importantly, enjoy unwavering home comfort.

At CBM Heating & Air, LLC, our experts are trained to diagnose, repair, and ensure that your heating and cooling systems operate at peak performance. Whether you need a routine check or immediate assistance, our reliable team is always ready to provide top-notch service. You can easily book an appointment online at your convenience.