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You know how to change the oil in your car. You’ve managed to paint the exterior of your house, you built some shelves for the garage and you even figured out how to build your kids a super cool treehouse.
We get it. You’re handy. You own tools, a tool box and you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty.
Now that the weather is starting to cool, you’ve realized that it’s time to have your HVAC serviced. Winter is coming, after all, and it’s important to make sure your HVAC is in tip-top shape before you start to run your furnace full time.
If you’re wondering if this is something you’ll be able to handle on your own, we’re here to be your voice of reason. We strongly advise against anyone trying to service their HVAC unless they’re a trained professional.
Is there anything I can do myself?
Yes. The most important thing you can do as a homeowner involves making sure your HVAC’s air filters stay clean. Check them about once a month (if you live in home that attracts a lot of dust or you live in a multi-pet household, you may want to check them every few weeks.) If you pull the filter out and you can’t look through it, it’s time to replace it.
A growing number of our clients have said that when they buy HVAC air filters, they purchase several at a time. This way, there is always a spare in the garage for when you need it.
What about duct cleaning?
If you want to clean your ducts, this is also something you should be able to mostly handle on your own. For this, you’ll need a shop vac, a long pole and yes, you can browse some YouTube videos. Most HVAC experts, however, recommend you have a professional cleaning done about once a year. If you want to have a HVAC expert clean your ducts in the spring, while you tackle the job in the fall, you should be fine.
What about the rattling noises?
This is where we’re going to tell you to put down your tools and step away from your furnace. Changing the filters is fine, cleaning your ducts is fine, but anything beyond that warrants calling a professional.
If you try to tune-up or fix your HVAC system on your own there are any number of things that could go wrong. This list includes (but is not limited to), making the problem worse, causing a new problem, causing a carbon monoxide leak and voiding your HVAC warranty.
HVAC experts in Loveland
At Redline Heating we have more than three decades of experience in helping Northern Colorado homeowners with all of their heating and cooling needs. If you need help with a HVAC or furnace repair, or you’d like to learn more about our seasonal maintenance packages, call our office today at 970-663-6575 to speak with a local customer service rep in your area.