To maintain your home heating/cooling system and keep it in good working order, it’s important to:

    • Replace the air filter every 30 to 60 days.
  • Have a licensed HVAC pro inspect the heating system in the fall and cooling system in the spring.

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Allen Lyle: For most people their home is their largest investment, so it’s important to keep everything in good working order. And that’s especially true when it comes to your home comfort system. But what can a homeowner do themselves and when do they turn to a professional?

For all service and maintenance issues relating to your home comfort system, they should always be handled by a licensed and trained dealer. But don’t wait until there’s a problem. I always like to tell people, have your cooling system inspected in the spring, and your heating system inspected in the fall, long before the weather turns too hot or too cold and then suddenly you’re faced with this emergency situation.

But there are a couple of things that you can do as a homeowner. First of all always change your air filter regularly, that means once every 30 to 60 days. It really depends on the type of filter you use. You see a clogged air filter can reduce a system’s efficiency as well as its overall lifespan.

Secondly, pick up a phone today. Call your dealer to arrange an annual service agreement that way you’ll never fall behind on any maintenance.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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