Does it feel like you are constantly going to war with your thermostat? You may set the unit to one temperature, but it feels like your home is always warmer or cooler than you want it. If this is the case, it is time to take action to end thermostat wars in your home, and start regulating the temperature of your heating and/or cooling unit. Here are the steps you need to take:

Replace the Filter on Your Heating or Cooling Unit

If it feels like your home is not heating or cooling as quickly as it should, or not at all, the first thing you should do is replace the filter on your heating and cooling unit, and replace the air filters covering the vents in your home. Your unit pulls in air through the filter, and then heats or cools that air. If the filter is full, your unit may struggle to pull in enough air to heat or cool your home. In turn, you may not get enough warm or cool air into your home, and a war begins with your thermostat.

Have Your Ducts Cleaned

If your heating or cooling unit is not sufficiently heating or cooling your home, another step that you may need to take is to have your ducts cleaned. After air is heated or cooled, it travels through ducts in your home to reach air vents where the air can enter your home. If the ducts are dirty, air may not be able to travel through the ducts as quickly as it should. In turn, cold air heats up and hot air cools down, which may make your heating or cooling system seem inefficient.

Have Your Heating and Cooling Unit Cleaned

Lastly, if your heating or cooling unit is not regulating the temperature in your home, it may be time to look into having your heating or cooling unit cleaned. As your heating or cooling unit is used, dirt, dust and debris can make their way into the unit. This can slow your unit down and make it inefficient. Having the unit professionally cleaned helps to remove the dirt, dust and residue, allowing your system to work efficiently again.

If it has been two years or longer since you last had your heating and cooling unit cleaned and/or your ducts cleaned, now is the perfect time to schedule a cleaning. Contact Dust Doctors to schedule your cleaning in the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area today.

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