As the playoff season heats up and our beloved 76ers face another challenging postseason, Philadelphia fans might need a distraction from the on-court drama. Here's a useful tip: take this time to check on your HVAC system! Not only does this offer a practical diversion, but regular maintenance will ensure your home remains comfortable, no matter the score.

1. Check and Replace the Air Filters

This is something every homeowner can do. Air filters should be changed every 90 days, or more frequently if you have pets or allergies. A fresh filter improves air quality and efficiency, reducing the stress on your HVAC system and your mood as you think about next season.

2. Listen for Unusual Noises

While tuning into the game, pay attention to any odd sounds coming from your HVAC system. Banging, whistling, or excessive noise can indicate a problem. If you hear something unusual, it might be time to call in a professional from McCorry Comfort to take a closer look.

3. Inspect Outdoor Units

During halftime, take a stroll outside to inspect your AC unit. Clear any debris like leaves, twigs, or even basketballs that might have found their way around your unit. This ensures that your system isn’t working harder than it needs to, keeping energy bills lower.

4. Test Your Thermostat

Is your home cooling and heating as it should? Check your thermostat settings to make sure it’s operating correctly. Sometimes, the fix is as simple as replacing batteries or recalibrating the thermostat.

5. Consider Seasonal Servicing

Ideally, your HVAC system should be serviced by a professional at least once a year. Spring or early summer is a great time for a check-up to ensure your system is playoff-ready for the hot months ahead.

6. Plan for Upgrades

If your system is older than the average NBA player, it might be time to think about an upgrade. Newer models are more efficient, which can save money on energy bills and reduce the environmental impact.

While it's tough to see our team lose, using the time to check on your HVAC can provide a productive distraction. Plus, ensuring your home is comfortable and energy-efficient is a win, no matter the game's outcome. And remember, for more complex issues or system upgrades, the team at McCorry Comfort is just a phone call away, ready to assist with professional advice and service. Here's to hoping our 76ers come back stronger next year—and that your HVAC system remains robust no matter the season!