Boost Your Comfort with DIY HVAC Tips


Maintaining a comfortable indoor environment is crucial for your well-being and energy efficiency. While professional HVAC services are often necessary, there are several DIY tips you can implement to keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system running smoothly. Knight Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some valuable insights to help you tackle HVAC maintenance tasks with confidence.

Air Filter Replacement

One of the simplest yet most effective DIY HVAC tasks is replacing your air filters regularly. Clogged filters can restrict airflow, reducing the efficiency of your system and potentially causing damage. Follow these steps:

  1. Locate your air filter (typically in the return air duct or HVAC unit).
  2. Note the size and type of filter needed for replacement.
  3. Clean or replace the filter as recommended by the manufacturer.

Outdoor Unit Maintenance

Your outdoor HVAC unit requires regular attention to ensure optimal performance. Here’s what you can do:

  • Clear any debris, leaves, or vegetation around the unit to allow proper airflow.
  • Use a soft brush or vacuum to gently clean the condenser coils and remove dirt or dust buildup.
  • Straighten any bent fins on the condenser coils using a fin comb tool.

Thermostat Settings

Adjusting your thermostat settings can significantly impact your energy consumption and comfort levels. Consider the following tips:

  • Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature when you’re home, and program it to automatically adjust when you’re away or sleeping.
  • Use the “auto” fan setting to allow the system to cycle on and off as needed, rather than running constantly.
  • Replace old thermostats with programmable or smart models for better temperature control and energy savings.

Ductwork Inspection

Leaky or damaged ductwork can lead to energy loss and poor indoor air quality. Periodically inspect your ductwork for the following:

  • Visible holes, gaps, or disconnections in the ductwork.
  • Damaged or missing insulation around the ducts.
  • Seal any leaks with approved duct sealant or metallic tape.


By implementing these DIY HVAC tips, you can contribute to the longevity and efficiency of your system, ensuring optimal comfort and energy savings. Remember, for more complex issues or professional assistance, Knight Heating & Air Conditioning is here to serve you in Nixa, Ozark, Springfield, Battlefield, Republic, and Sparta, MO.