There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with do-it-yourself projects, especially when it’s something that upgrades the comfort, function, or aesthetic appeal of your Oyster Creek, Texas, home. If you find yourself constantly looking at DIY magazines, watching DIY television shows, or finding new ideas on Pinterest, doing these types of upgrades have probably become a point of pride. However, there are some projects that you should reconsider undertaking. This fall, don’t take on more than you can handle. From the interior to the exterior of your home, here are a few fall projects to leave to the professionals.

Furnace Tuneup

HVAC tuneups are vital when it comes to getting your furnace or heat pump ready for the mild, yet cool winters of southeastern Texas. Lying dormant for months didn’t do your furnace any favors, and even if it’s a newer unit, a little extra attention does a world of difference. The only problem is that a furnace has loads of electrical and mechanical parts that aren’t always easy to understand. Plus, if there’s something wrong with the furnace, it isn’t easy to diagnose. Instead of toying with it, this one’s best left to us.

Tree Removal

Tree removal is another popular fall activity for homeowners, yet it’s not one that’s easily done on your own. Sure, picking up branches and trimming back small shrubs and trees is relatively easy, but that’s not the issue. It’s when homeowners try to remove massive branches, cut down trees, or eliminate stumps that they run into trouble. Trying to do this on your own not only runs a risk of injury, but the wrong move could do extensive damage to your home. Tree removal companies have the right equipment and know-how to get the job done. This one’s definitely better left to the experts.

Duct Cleaning

Duct cleaning is a newer home improvement option, but nonetheless an important one. Over the years, dust builds up within the system, creating an unhealthy amount of debris that spews into your house every time you turn on the air. If you notice a foul odor, excessive dust, or a source of indoor pollution such as pests, a duct cleaning is just what you need to prep your system for the fall.

With our home duct cleaning services, we’ll perform a comprehensive cleaning with our special equipment that’s assured to remove the excess dust that challenges your home’s perfect indoor air quality. There’s no reason not to give us a call before you fire up the furnace.

Furnace Upgrade

If you’ve had the same furnace for 15 or 20 years, it’s probably not running as efficiently as it once was. It’s also outdated in terms of technology, causing higher energy bills every time you turn it on. If this describes your scenario, it’s time to think about a furnace upgrade. When you upgrade the system, you’ll enjoy improved comfort and lower bills.

However, installation is a complicated task. There are many sophisticated parts of a furnace that are best installed by one of our trained professionals. When you try to do it yourself, you may miss a crucial aspect of the process which will diminish your comfort and void the warranty.

Switch to a Smart or Programmable Thermostat

If you’ve ever noticed your home is not always as comfortable as it could be in the fall, yet the furnace is in tip-top condition, your thermostat is probably to blame. Outdated analog or mercury thermostats are exceptionally inaccurate, which leads to poor temperature control. With an upgrade to a smart or programmable thermostat, you won’t have to worry about this anymore. Just make sure to let us hook it up so you get the most out of this handy gadget.

Fall home improvement projects are a superb way to upgrade your home before it gets too cold to worry about it. While there are some you can do on your own, you need to call Davis Air Conditioning and Heating for anything involving your HVAC system. Give us a call today at 888-929-0049.

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