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5 HVAC Chores You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less

Between your full-time job, taking care of the kids and have a bit of time to yourself, it can seem nearly impossible to tackle additional chores around your house. But when it comes to your home's HVAC system, a little bit of maintenance goes a long way. Would you rather spend a few minutes today or have your heating system break down in the middle of winter? We think you're going to choose the former. 5 HVAC Chores You Can Do in 10 Minutes or Less | Cincinnati Heating | Rusk Heating & Cooling We know you're busy, but luckily for you you can complete these 5 HVAC tasks in 10 minutes or less. Go ahead, time yourself. You'll be surprised!
  1. Clean or replace the filters. All you need to do is locate the filter, remove the grate (if there is one) and swap it out with a new filter or vacuum it clean. Re-insert it and you're done!
  2. Dust off the area around your furnace. It's important to keep 2-3 feet of space clear around the unit and it's definitely worth taking a minute or two to dust. After all, you don't need extra debris getting into the system.
  3. Seal windows and doors. Cracks or gaps in or around the frames can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Why? Cool drafts can make you feel colder, which in turn leads to raising the temperature on your thermostat.
  4. Check the batteries in your thermostat. This is a key cause of malfunctioning equipment and your heat won't turn on this winter unless your thermostat is working properly.
  5. Schedule a tune-up. There's no better way to guarantee your system is working efficiently and effectively than by having a professional tune-up performed.
Take this as a reminder to schedule a precision HVAC tune-up with the experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling today! Give us a call at (859) 405-0414 to set up an appointment.