Top DIY Tips for Homeowners from All Weather Heating and Cooling Inc


At All Weather Heating and Cooling Inc., we understand the importance of proper maintenance for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. While we always recommend consulting with professionals for major repairs or installations, there are several DIY tasks that homeowners can perform to ensure optimal performance and energy efficiency. In this article, we’ll share some valuable DIY tips to help you keep your HVAC systems running smoothly.

Air Filter Replacement

  1. Check your HVAC system’s air filters regularly and replace them as needed. Clogged filters restrict airflow, reducing system efficiency and indoor air quality.
  2. Note the size and type of filter your system requires, and keep a few spares on hand for easy replacement.
  3. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper filter installation to ensure a secure fit.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

  1. Clear any debris, such as leaves or twigs, from around the outdoor unit to ensure proper airflow.
  2. Use a soft brush or garden hose to gently remove dirt or debris from the unit’s fins.
  3. Trim back any vegetation or shrubbery that may be obstructing the unit.

Thermostat Adjustments

  • Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature when you’re home, and adjust it a few degrees higher or lower when you’re away to save energy.
  • Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat for more precise temperature control and energy savings.
  • Replace the batteries in your thermostat annually to ensure accurate operation.

Duct Inspection and Sealing

  1. Inspect your ductwork for any visible gaps, holes, or disconnections that could be causing air leaks.
  2. Use mastic sealant or metal-backed tape to seal any leaks or gaps you find.
  3. Consider scheduling a professional duct inspection and sealing service to ensure optimal efficiency and indoor air quality.


By following these DIY tips, you can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC systems, improve their efficiency, and potentially save money on your energy bills. However, it’s crucial to remember that some tasks should only be performed by trained professionals. If you ever have concerns or encounter issues beyond your skill level, don’t hesitate to contact All Weather Heating and Cooling Inc. for expert assistance.