Expert HVAC Maintenance Tips for Nebraska Homeowners


As a trusted HVAC contractor serving Grant, NE, Madrid, NE, Venango, NE, Elsie, NE, and Ogallala, NE, Energy Wise Mechanical understands the importance of proper heating and cooling system maintenance. In this article, we’ll share expert tips to help you keep your HVAC system running efficiently and extend its lifespan.

Regular Filter Replacements

One of the simplest yet most effective maintenance tasks is replacing air filters regularly. Clogged filters restrict airflow, causing your system to work harder and increasing energy consumption. We recommend checking and changing filters every three months or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Professional Annual Tune-Ups

  • Schedule professional HVAC tune-ups once a year, ideally before the heating and cooling seasons.
  • During a tune-up, our technicians will thoroughly inspect, clean, and optimize your system for peak performance.
  • Regular tune-ups can improve energy efficiency, prolong equipment life, and catch potential issues before they become costly repairs.

Proper Thermostat Settings

Adjusting your thermostat settings can significantly impact energy consumption and utility bills. In the summer, set your thermostat to 78°F or higher when home and 85°F when away. In the winter, aim for 68°F or lower when home and 62°F when away. Using programmable or smart thermostats can help automate these settings for maximum efficiency.

Ductwork Inspections

Leaky or poorly insulated ductwork can lead to significant energy loss and reduced system performance. Have your ductwork inspected periodically by a professional to identify and seal any leaks or replace damaged sections. This can improve airflow, indoor air quality, and overall system efficiency.


By following these expert tips and partnering with Energy Wise Mechanical for professional heating installation, AC installation, and maintenance services, you can ensure optimal comfort and energy savings in your Nebraska home. Contact us today to schedule your HVAC maintenance or to learn more about our comprehensive services.