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A packaged HVAC system is a smart way to streamline heating and cooling in your Ocala, Florida, home. To get the most out of your HVAC system, you need to know how to care for it. Learn which maintenance aspects you can DIY and find out when you need a professional to care for your packaged HVAC system.

Easy DIY Maintenance for Your Packaged HVAC System

First, you’ll want to start your DIY maintenance outdoors. Clear any fallen leaves or twigs from the top of the unit. Trim any grass and prune any shrubs that could obstruct the unit or otherwise impact its performance, taking care to give your HVAC system at least 2 feet of clearance all around.

Next, replace the air filter to keep your packaged system running smoothly and to clear the air in your home. You’ll probably need to do this a few more times throughout the year, but check the owner’s manual to confirm.

When to Call an HVAC Professional for Maintenance

Even if you’re relatively handy, the Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. team doesn’t recommend you do any additional DIY maintenance. Packaged HVAC systems are particularly complex, and even a few DIY tweaks could lead to a serious calibration issue or efficiency problem down the line.

Instead, call our team for maintenance. We recommend scheduling HVAC tuneups twice a year, right before you turn on the cooling system in the early spring and right before you turn on the heating system in the late fall. Even if you miss that window of time, it’s not too late to call for maintenance. Our tuneups don’t take long, and we’ll inspect wiring, lubricate moving parts, and check fluid levels to ensure that your packaged system runs efficiently all season long. If you need thermostat tips for the upcoming season, our technicians can help with that, too.

Whether you need maintenance, repairs, or advice for your packaged HVAC system, we’re at your service. Call the heating and cooling professionals at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., Inc. today: 866-881-5935.

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