You may not be able to afford the $150 to $425 cost of having a professional clean your HVAC system, but there are some simple measures you can take to keep your HVAC in the best working order possible. Keeping ducts, registers, and outdoor units free of leaves and debris that could clog it is a big must. Replacing filters often, running the fan periodically, and turning off the humidifier on occasion will also help with upkeep. If you hear strange noises coming from the system and can’t deduce the cause, or if anything else is giving you trouble, it may be time to call a professional and give your HVAC system a good cleaning.
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