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HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners


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Proper maintenance year-round is the best way to keep your HVAC running reliably. This includes scheduling a professional tune-up and inspection each spring and fall and routine maintenance, which you can routinely complete yourself.

Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning is here for all your HVAC needs, including repairs and maintenance throughout Northeast Ohio.

Ongoing HVAC Maintenance

There are several things you should do regularly to ensure your heating and cooling system works reliably:

  • Check your thermostat: It’s essential to change your thermostat’s battery each year and review your programmed settings to ensure they align with your habits and schedule.
  • Change your air filters: You must change your air filters every 30 to 60 days to ensure proper airflow through the system.
  • Check your outdoor unit: It’s important to regularly clear debris, landscaping, or leaves and branches from the space around your outdoor unit.
  • Keep vents and registers clear: Ensure furniture, rugs, and window treatments are away from your vents or intakes.
  • Inspect condensate drain: It’s always a good idea to periodically inspect your condensate drain to make sure it’s free of rust, damage, dirt, and debris.

Professional HVAC Maintenance

During a professional maintenance appointment, your technician will check your system’s settings, tighten all electrical connections, lubricate moving parts, and more. The goal is to ensure your system works properly and identify any issues or settings causing it to run inefficiently.

Fall Maintenance Checklist

We recommend scheduling annual heating maintenance each fall to prepare your system for the colder months ahead. When you schedule an inspection and tune-up of your heating system, you can expect your technician to check the following:

  • All gas or oil connections
  • Gas pressure
  • Burner combustion
  • Heat exchanger

Spring Maintenance Checklist

Additionally, you should schedule air conditioning maintenance each spring to prepare your cooling system for the summer heat. An AC tune-up and inspection typically includes the following:

  • Cleaning the AC’s evaporator and condenser coils
  • Assessing the system’s refrigerant levels
  • Cleaning and adjusting the blower components 

Choose Lakes For HVAC Maintenance Services

Since 1974, Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning has provided high-quality HVAC services, including repairs, replacements, installation, and routine maintenance. With 24/7 services, you can keep your heating and cooling systems running correctly all day.

Schedule professional maintenance for your HVAC system with Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning by calling us today.

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Why Choose Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning?

Trusted & Respected in Your Home & Business Since 1974
  • Licensed & insured
  • Free estimates & upfront pricing
  • Family-owned & -operated
  • Background-checked technicians
  • Financing options available
  • Veteran discounts
  • ACCA-accredited
  • Members of the Green Chamber of Commerce & Green Schools Foundation
  • Sponsor various sports teams in the community