Since 1949, Butler Heating & Air Conditioning has been helping homeowners and families in Dayton and the Miami Valley area get comfortable. Along the way, we have learned some of the best tips for home improvement and HVAC maintenance. This month, we have reached deep back into our blog archives to bring you some of our best home improvement advice for Ohio homeowners.
Top Home Improvement Tips for Dayton Homeowners
Love taking on home improvement projects? Use the tips below to help keep your home safe and comfortable year-round:
Know when to call in a professional.
No matter how handy you may be, there are some home improvement projects that require a professional contractor. If you do not have the experience, knowledge, or skill set to take on certain projects, you may end up doing more harm than good in the end. Not to mention, the cleanup could be costly! Our post, Home Improvement Projects That Require a Pro will help you better understand which projects you should call in a professional to help with. Share this post with a friend who loves to DIY.
Keep up with home HVAC maintenance
Your HVAC system works hard to keep you comfortable year-round. That’s why it is important to make sure that you are keeping up with regular HVAC maintenance to ensure that your heating and cooling systems are running smoothly and efficiently throughout the year. We’ve created a convenient HVAC maintenance checklist to help you make sure that your HVAC system is getting the yearly services it needs. You can print the checklist out and place it right next to your HVAC system or share with a friend who may need the reminder.
Understand the HVAC warning signs.
When something goes wrong with your HVAC system, do you know how to diagnose the problem? Learning the warning signs and how to diagnose HVAC issues can help you better understand whether you can fix the problem yourself or have to call in the professionals. Even if you decide to call your HVAC company for help, learning to diagnose HVAC issues ahead of time can give you a better understanding of what parts and services will be needed for the repair. Our blog post, How to Diagnose HVAC Problems teaches you how to recognize common issues with your air conditioner and heater, so that you can take the best next step to fixing the problem.
Learn how to troubleshoot your thermostat.
If you are having a hard time getting comfortable, your thermostat could be to blame. Learning how to troubleshoot common issues with your thermostat helps you gain better control of your own home comfort. We go over some basic thermostat troubleshooting tips in our post, My Thermostat Stopped Working – Help! This article covers how to troubleshoot and fix minor thermostat issues that may be causing trouble in your home. If you can’t find the answer here, you can contact us, and we will send one of our qualified technicians to your home to figure out what’s going on.
Create a home repair budget each year.
It happens to the best of us. Just when we think everything is going fine, the water heater breaks or your AC stops working. Making repairs is a normal part of being a homeowner. However, these repairs can sometimes be costly, and if you are not prepared, you may find yourself in a difficult situation. Make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way by creating a home repair budget each year. To find out more about why you need a home repair budget or how you can create one, be sure to check out Why You Need a Home Repair Budget for the New Year.
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