We know that feeling of comfort when your temperature is just right indoors. At Lambert Heating & Cooling, we take pride in keeping homes comfortable all year round. But did you know there are some simple DIY maintenance tasks you can do yourself to keep your heating and cooling systems working efficiently? Here are our top tips.

Start with the filter

One of the easiest and most effective maintenance tasks you can do is changing your filter regularly. Filters trap dust and debris, preventing them from circulating in your home and your system. It’s recommended to change them every 30-90 days, depending on how much your system is used.

When your filters are dirty and clogged, your system has to work harder to push air through—using more energy and potentially shortening its lifespan. Replacing your filter is a quick job that can make a big difference.

Keep It Clean

Cleaning is another simple, yet effective way to maintain your systems. Pay attention to outdoor units. Keep vegetation trimmed back and overhead covers in place to prevent leaves, grass, and dirt from entering the system. Similarly, clean the condensate drain with a stiff brush or vacuum to prevent blockages that can cause leaks and reduce efficiency.

Indoor vents should also be kept clean and unblocked to maintain good airflow. If your registers or grilles are dirty, vacuum them to remove dust and dander that could affect air quality.

Know when to call the professionals

Lastly, even with the best DIY maintenance, there are times when professional help is needed. Listen to your system. Unusual noises, strange smells, or a system that keeps turning on and off may be a sign of a problem that requires a professional.

At Lambert Heating & Cooling, we’re here to help. Our experienced technicians can diagnose and repair problems to keep your system running at its best. Remember, being proactive with maintenance will save you money in the long run and keep your home comfortable year-round.