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How Can I Keep my HVAC System Up and Running?


This winter you’re depending on your HVAC system to keep things bearable and if it breaks down, you’ll be in for a lot of trouble. The HVAC system maintains a comfortable temperature in your home, while the air outside is freezing.

You don’t want to be left shivering in the cold weather by having your HVAC system break down in the middle of the winter. To ensure that you get through the cold winter comfortably, follow these essential tips for proper maintenance of your HVAC system.

1. Inspect Things

Don’t think that your HVAC system doesn’t need to be checked regularly and will keep on working fine without proper care. Every once in a while, visually check your HVAC system to ensure that there aren’t any apparent problems. Check the ductwork, the outside unit, and listen to the sounds coming from the system. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, call a professional technician to look at the issue.

2. Don’t Forget to Change the Filters

Free-flowing air is important for HVAC system to properly heat and cool the house. If the air filters and vents are not clean, it will be hard for the HVAC system to filter the air properly. If the filter is clogged, it will become difficult for your HVAC system to reach the set temperature. Also, you’ll be breathing in the dust and dirt coming from the HVAC.

Every month, check the filters of your HVAC system and if they’re clogged, change them. Also, keep your vents clean to ensure that you breathe in clean air.

3. Watch Your Thermostat

Keeping your home at freezing temperatures during the hot summer months isn’t good for your HVAC system. Running the HVAC system continuously puts a great strain on it and parts wear out after a short while. Instead, maintain a reasonable temperature consistently. Usually somewhere around the 70s is considered reasonable, but it can vary depending upon personal preferences. The point is; you must keep the temperature such that the HVAC system doesn’t have to sustain high output non-stop.

This can be accomplished by a programmable thermostat that is used to set up temperature according to different times. This way, you’ll be able to maintain the temperature of your home without putting extra strain on the HVAC system.

4. Never Skip Checkups

An HVAC system will not last long if you skip yearly checkups. Getting HVAC system maintenance twice a year is important because it allows a professional technician to check the system and ensure that there isn’t any fault and the HVAC system is good to work during the winter and summer months. These checkups allow spotting problems before they get out of hand, which means you’ll be able to save money in costly repairs later on.

Calling the Pros

In spite of proper HVAC system maintenance, an HVAC system can wear down after some time and eventually needs to be repaired. If your HVAC system ever breaks down, contact Nelson Comfort for repairs. When it comes to HVAC repairs, there’s no one in Cincinnati who does a better job than us.

Find the HVAC system that best fulfills your need and makes your life comfortable, turn to Nelson Comfort for your heating solution needs! Get a FREE estimate of the cost by getting in touch with them by dialing (513) 741-8338. They have served the Great Cincinnati area since 1925 and are known for their honest approach to their clients. The service is available 24/7 so call now.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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