Keeping your HVAC system running smoothly is important for keeping your Pahrump, Nevada, home toasty warm. Let’s look at four DIY winter HVAC maintenance jobs. There are several tasks that you, as the homeowner, can do yourself to ensure that the system runs in peak condition.

Clean the Air Filters

The air filters trap dirt and dust before they enter into your HVAC system, which helps the furnace or air conditioner run better. Dirty air filters make the system work harder delivering treated air which can lead to premature breakdowns and expensive repairs. You can easily change or clean the filters once a month to help keep your system running well.

Keep The Furnace Cabinet Clean

It’s important that there is no dust, debris, rags, or flammable objects near the furnace area. Once a month, open the cabinet and sweep or vacuum to remove anything that could catch on fire or obstruct airflow.

Make Sure Vents and Registers Are Clean

Treated air gets delivered into your home and specific rooms through the vents and registers. Periodically check them to make sure there is no dirt or dust that could prevent air from entering. Also, make sure they are open and there are no pieces of furniture, curtains, or wall hangings covering them.

Schedule Professional HVAC Maintenance

Keep in mind that you can perform the tasks listed above, but due to the complexity of your HVAC system, many of the tasks are best left to us as professional HVAC contractors. We have the tools and training to tackle these jobs safely and efficiently. Investing in an HVAC maintenance plan will help to ensure the timely and regular maintenance of your system. Pre-scheduling gives you peace of mind that you won’t forget to make an appointment for servicing and that your furnace and air conditioner will run at peak efficiency for years.

Give our friendly team at Zen Aire Air Conditioning and Heating a call today to schedule your HVAC maintenance. We look forward to speaking with you at 702-827-5253.

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