Mastering HVAC Maintenance with Pelles Heating & Cooling Services


Keeping your home comfortable throughout the year requires a well-functioning heating and cooling system. At Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, we understand the importance of proper maintenance to ensure your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system operates efficiently and reliably. In this article, we’ll share some DIY tips to help you keep your system in top shape.

Air Filter Replacement

  1. Check your air filter regularly and replace it when it appears dirty or clogged. A dirty filter can restrict airflow, reducing system efficiency and potentially causing damage.
  2. Locate the filter compartment, typically near the indoor unit or in the return air duct.
  3. Remove the old filter and note the size and type for replacement.
  4. Install the new filter, ensuring it’s facing the correct direction as indicated by the arrows.

Outdoor Unit Care

  1. Clear any debris, such as leaves, twigs, or dirt, from around the outdoor unit. Obstructions can block airflow and reduce efficiency.
  2. Use a soft-bristle brush or a garden hose (on a gentle setting) to remove any buildup on the unit’s fins.
  3. Trim back any vegetation growing too close to the unit, allowing at least two feet of clearance.

Thermostat Settings

  • Adjust your thermostat settings to match your comfort needs and schedule. Setting the temperature higher in the summer and lower in the winter can save energy and reduce wear on your system.
  • Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat for even greater energy savings and convenience.

Professional Maintenance

While DIY maintenance is essential, it’s also crucial to schedule regular professional maintenance with Pelles Heating & Cooling Services. Our trained technicians will perform a thorough inspection, cleaning, and tune-up to ensure your system is operating at peak efficiency and catch any potential issues before they become major problems.


By following these DIY tips and scheduling regular professional maintenance with Pelles Heating & Cooling Services, you can extend the life of your HVAC system, improve its efficiency, and enjoy a comfortable indoor environment all year round. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further assistance or to schedule your next maintenance appointment.