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Tips to Make Your Home More Comfortable: HVAC Maintenance Service, Plumbing Inspection, & Outdoor Updates

With such unpredictable weather in Oakland County, Michigan, we never quite know what to expect. Keeping up on home maintenance and preparing for year-round weather conditions—including taking care of HVAC maintenance—can feel overwhelming. But rest assured, you’re not alone. There are many things you can do to keep your home comfortable and safe throughout the year, and you have partners like HVAC Comfort to provide HVAC maintenance service throughout Clarkston, Brighton, and Independence Township. We help ensure that your home is safe, secure, and cozy for your family.

Start HVAC Maintenance Services

One of the most important things you can do to keep your home safe and comfortable throughout the year is to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently. Keeping your air healthy and maintaining the appropriate temperature are both great ways to immediately increase the comfort level throughout your home. Consider starting annual HVAC maintenance service from HVAC Comfort to help extend the life of your unit. 

Temperature and humidity are important factors in maintaining your home and determining whether your HVAC system is running properly. You should keep the temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity maintained between 40 and 60%. Maintaining consistent temperature and humidity levels will prolong the life of your home, wood furniture and cabinets, carpets and other flooring, and more.

Here is a list of HVAC maintenance services you can check off your list to make sure your HVAC system is running properly:

  • Change your filters every 90–120 days. This task is easy to overlook, but it’s also one of the simplest and least expensive ways to keep your HVAC system running efficiently.
  • Clear debris away from your unit. Whether there are leaves, dirt, or snow near your unit, ensuring it stays clutter free helps it run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Consider ductless AC installation to eliminate cold and warm spots in your home. Ductless AC systems can be installed in a single room or for your whole house. 
  • Schedule HVAC maintenance service for your furnace and air conditioning system at least once a year with a professional. Experts agree that having your air conditioning and furnace inspected regularly saves you money and prolongs the life of your HVAC system. HVAC Comfort is Oakland County’s preferred HVAC service company, and our experts have been serving the community for over 20 years. Contact HVAC Comfort to schedule your inspection. 

Seal Around Your Windows and Doors

Windows and doors on outside walls in Michigan are exposed to the elements, which causes the seals around the frames to break down. When this happens, even with regular HVAC maintenance service, you’ll have a tough time heating and cooling your home because the air won’t stay inside where it belongs. You may also notice bugs and insects entering your home through openings. Here are some sure signs you have damaged seals around your windows and doors:

  • You wake up every morning to a freezing house. This could mean that your seals are breaking down. Make this your number-one priority. An HVAC maintenance service company can help confirm sealing needs. 
  • You see condensation inside the glass on double or triple paned windows during winter. It’s likely that your seal is compromised and that either the glass or the seal will need to be replaced. 

Top Up or Install a New Water Softener

Unlike some of your other appliances, water softeners are low maintenance and they make a big difference in the comfort of your home. Your water tastes better, your soaps clean better, and your plumbing and appliances that use water have a longer life. All you need to do is to keep them topped up with high-quality salt. 

Hot weather can cause issues that require more than just HVAC maintenance service. For water softeners, hot weather can cause salt bridges to form. This is when a layer of salt hardens inside the machine. Using quality salt should help you avoid this issue, but if you’re experiencing it now, simply break up the layer of salt with something you can poke into the tank.

Conduct Outdoor Maintenance

While HVAC Comfort helps keep your indoors comfortable with HVAC maintenance service, don’t forget to also consider the outside of your home. Having a well-maintained yard, nicely painted home, and great curb appeal make you feel wonderful when you pull into your driveway after a long day away from home. Here are a few tips to make that happen:  

  • Painting the exterior of your home can make a huge difference in the way you feel when you pull into your driveway or welcome guests through the front door. Make sure to choose a painter with experience in patching cracks and inconsistencies, as well as providing a smooth finish to your home. 
  • Driveway, patio, or sidewalk cracks are unsightly and can be dangerous tripping hazards. Small cracks start to look unappealing, and resurfacing the cracks when you find them saves you money on larger repairs in the future. 
  • Trim trees and bushes away from your home. Branches that are too close to your home or power lines can be dangerous. Trees need to be thinned out to minimize the chances a branch will fall and potentially damage your home or cause injury. If you have trees on your property, hire a professional tree trimmer once a year to assess potential issues and trim trees appropriately.

Partner with Local Professionals to Ensure Your Comfort and Safety

Homeownership gives people a sense of pride like nothing else can. Maintaining your home to provide a safe environment for your family can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go at it alone. Partners all throughout Oakland County and Livingston County, Michigan, are ready to walk you through your options when it comes to keeping your home comfortable and secure. When you’re in need of HVAC maintenance service, you can count on the professionals at HVAC Comfort to keep you cool.

Written By: HVAC Comfort Team