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Unleash Your DIY Skills with Advantage Service Co
Unleash Your DIY Skills with Advantage Service Co

Unleash Your DIY Skills with Advantage Service Co


At Advantage Service Co, we believe in empowering our customers with the knowledge and skills to tackle minor HVAC maintenance tasks on their own. In this DIY tips article, we’ll share valuable insights to help you keep your heating and air conditioning systems running smoothly while saving you money and ensuring optimal comfort in your home or office.

Changing Air Filters

  1. Locate your HVAC system’s air filter housing, typically found in the return air duct or the blower compartment.
  2. Remove the old filter and inspect it for any visible damage or excessive buildup of dirt and debris.
  3. Note the filter size and type, as this information is crucial when purchasing replacements.
  4. Install the new filter, ensuring it is correctly positioned and secured in place.
  5. Mark your calendar for the next filter change, typically every 1-3 months, depending on usage and household conditions.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Turn off the power to your outdoor unit at the circuit breaker or disconnect switch.
  2. Clear away any debris, such as leaves, twigs, or grass clippings, from the unit’s surroundings.
  3. Using a soft-bristle brush or a garden hose, gently clean the unit’s exterior, taking care not to bend or damage the fins.
  4. Trim back any overgrown vegetation within 2-3 feet of the unit to ensure proper airflow.
  5. Once clean, restore power to the unit and observe its operation for any unusual noises or behaviors.

Thermostat Checkup

  • Replace the batteries in your thermostat annually to ensure accurate temperature readings and seamless operation.
  • Adjust the temperature settings according to your comfort preferences and energy-saving goals.
  • Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for improved energy efficiency and convenience.

Professional Assistance

While DIY maintenance can extend the life of your HVAC system and save you money, it’s essential to recognize when professional assistance is required. At Advantage Service Co, our team of certified technicians is equipped to handle complex repairs, system replacements, and comprehensive maintenance services, ensuring your Unparalleled Heating and Air Conditioning Service experience.