HVAC Losing Steam? 4 Tips to Get It Back to Full Force3 min read

As a homeowner, you need to make sure that you and everyone else in your household are as
comfortable as possible. If your HVAC system is losing momentum, it can make it very difficult to
function properly. It doesn’t have to be completely malfunctioning in order to benefit from an upgrade.
Here are four tips to get your HVAC back in shape.

Clean the Filters

Your HVAC can take on plenty of dust and dirt over time. It stands for heating, ventilation and air
conditioning. However, the ventilation can be difficult if it’s getting clogged up. Make sure there’s as
much clearance as possible. This can help you breathe more easily and stop fires from spreading.

Editor's Note: We actually have ours on autoship from Amazon through the Subscribe & Save program. I have 2 filters shipped every 4 months. This makes it easier to remember when to change the filters. 

Replace Parts

You don’t need to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Instead of purchasing an entirely new HVAC
system (which can be expensive), you can just purchase individual parts. For instance, you might buy a
new motor. Make sure that any parts you buy fit well with your current HVAC system. A mismatched
part won’t help you any with repairing your HVAC system.

Replace It on a Whole

Sometimes, a HVAC system has just been around for too long. Get an estimate of how much repairing
your HVAC system would cost. If that outweighs the cost of a new one, you should go for the new one. A
fresh start with a HVAC can mean a whole lot more in the way of comfort. Look for ones that are well-
endorsed and durable. You want your new HVAC to last as long as possible.

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Call a Professional

When figuring out how to get your HVAC system back in gear, you might need professional help. There’s
no shame to be had in calling for help. You can find a qualified HVAC repair company in your area. Have them look over your system and see whether they say it can be repaired or should be replaced. They’ll also be likely to give you advice about how to maintain your system so that it doesn’t fall apart in the future.

We hope this has given you a great idea of how to get your HVAC back to full force. It’s crucial to have
this functioning properly. If you sense your HVAC is on the brink of failure, you should look into getting it repaired.
Whether it’s done by yourself or by a professional repair company, you need to get your HVAC back in
shape as soon as possible.

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Kara Masterson

Freelance Writer
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max. Kara is the youngest of four. She has two hilarious brothers and one beautiful sister. She also is the aunt of 5 crazy little girls that she loves more than anything!! Kara is not yet able to be a mom, but she loves being around kids and being like a second mom to her nieces. She dreams of the day that she can start her own little family.
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  1. That reminds me – I need to change my furnace filter. It’s already been a few months! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. You make a great point about how sometimes the HVAC system is just old and will need to be replaced. My brother just purchased his first home a few weeks ago. He’s concerned his HVAC system is old and won’t work. It might be time to have a professional come out and replace it.

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