06/13/2024

Kennesaw Home Services

Serving the Kennesaw Area

DIY Pointers for Optimal Home Climate Control

2 min read

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is committed to providing top-notch HVAC services to ensure your home remains comfortable year-round. While professional assistance is recommended for major repairs or installations, there are several DIY tips you can employ to maintain optimal climate control and potentially extend the lifespan of your system.

1. Clean or Replace Air Filters Regularly

Clogged air filters can reduce efficiency and strain your HVAC system, leading to higher energy bills and potential breakdowns. Aim to clean or replace your filters every 1-3 months, depending on the type and your household’s needs.

2. Clear Away Debris

Outdoor units require proper airflow to function effectively. Periodically inspect and clear away any leaves, twigs, or other debris that may have accumulated around the unit.

3. Maintain Proper Thermostat Settings

  • In the summer, set your thermostat to 78°F or higher when you’re home, and 85°F when you’re away.
  • In the winter, aim for 68°F or lower when you’re home, and 55°F when you’re away.
  • Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat to automate these settings and maximize energy savings.

4. Seal Air Leaks

Drafty windows, doors, and other openings can let cool or warm air escape, making your HVAC system work harder. Use caulk, weatherstripping, or other sealants to seal air leaks around your home.

5. Schedule Professional Maintenance

While DIY maintenance is helpful, it’s still essential to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced by professionals like T. N. Bowes annually. This comprehensive check-up can identify and address potential issues before they become major problems.

By following these DIY tips and entrusting T. N. Bowes for your professional HVAC needs, you can enjoy optimal home climate control while potentially saving money on energy bills and prolonging the life of your system.