Some tips for HVAC home tune-ups

HVAC tune-ups homeowners can do.

A few tips to keep your HVAC units running well.

Keep your HVAC in top shape by doing these things regularly.

Performing regular HVAC tune-ups is essential to keeping your system running efficiently and preventing costly breakdowns. 

Here is a checklist of tasks homeowners can perform to ensure their HVAC system is in good condition:

  • Check and replace air filters: Dirty air filters can reduce airflow, which causes your system to work harder than necessary. Check your air filters monthly and replace them every 1-3 months, depending on usage and the type of filter you have.
  • Clean and clear vents and registers: Make sure all supply and return vents and registers are free of dust, dirt, and debris. Clean them with a damp cloth or vacuum cleaner regularly to ensure proper airflow.
  • Inspect outdoor unit: Check the outdoor unit for debris such as leaves, twigs, and grass clippings. Trim any vegetation around the unit to ensure proper airflow. Use a garden hose to clean the coils if they are dirty.
  • Check refrigerant levels: If your HVAC system is low on refrigerant, it can affect performance and cause your energy bills to increase. Have a licensed HVAC technician check and refill the refrigerant levels if necessary.
  • Test thermostat: Check your thermostat to ensure it is working correctly. Replace the batteries if needed and adjust the settings as necessary for the season.
  • Clean condensate drain: Your HVAC system's condensate drain can become clogged with dirt and debris, leading to water leaks and other problems. Use a vacuum cleaner or a pipe cleaner to clean the drain regularly.
  • Schedule annual maintenance: Have a licensed HVAC technician perform an annual tune-up and inspection of your system to ensure it is running efficiently and identify any potential issues before they become major problems.


Performing these tasks regularly can help keep your HVAC system in good condition and extend its lifespan. It is also important to work with a licensed HVAC professional for more complex tasks, such as refrigerant refills and system maintenance. 


Millenium Mechanical would be happy to take care of any maintenance required so give us a call today!


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