Your packaged HVAC system may seem like something you shouldn’t touch. But, to a certain extent, you can take care of it without a license. Discover how to care for your packaged HVAC system to build a more efficient and comfortable Corpus Christi, Texas, home.

Change Filters

You should leave most HVAC system repairs and replacements to the professionals, but you can tackle air filters yourself. It may not seem like the most challenging and exciting DIY project, but changing your system’s air filter will improve your home’s energy efficiency and indoor air quality. Once a month, pull out the filter. If it’s clogged with dust and dirt, replace it.

Remove Debris

Your packaged HVAC system may be durable, but your energy efficiency isn’t as tough. Even minuscule dust particles can strain your system, reduce your comfort and raise your utility bills.

That means you need to do what you can to remove debris from the area around the HVAC system. Keep grass, weeds and other outdoor debris from the area around your outdoor compressor unit. In addition, make sure the heat registers and vents in your home have a clear path.

Seal Drafts

With prolonged strain, your HVAC system will start to fall apart. You need to limit strain as much as possible. That means sealing your home, ensuring your system isn’t struggling to warm a home full of drafts that release air. Seal air drafts around your doors, windows and in unfinished parts of your home to prevent your system from overworking itself.

Care for your packaged HVAC system and you’re caring for your home. For the times when you need that professional touch, call Bodine-Scott at (361) 883-9900 for HVAC maintenance.

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