Building Trust Through Honesty: DIY Home Maintenance Tips from HER


At HER Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we understand that trust is the foundation of any lasting relationship. Serving Belton, MO and the surrounding areas, our commitment to honesty and transparency has been the cornerstone of our success. We believe that empowering homeowners with knowledge is just as important as providing top-notch services. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of DIY tips to help you maintain your home’s systems and understand when it’s time to call in the professionals.

The Value of Honesty in Home Maintenance

Our motto, “Don’t call him, call HER!” isn’t just about gender inclusivity—it’s about trust. We believe that our honesty goes a long way in building lasting relationships with our customers. Here’s how you can apply this principle to your own home maintenance:

1. Be honest with yourself about your DIY skills: It’s important to know your limits. While some tasks are perfect for DIY enthusiasts, others require professional expertise. Recognizing when to call for help can save you time, money, and potential safety hazards in the long run.

2. Keep accurate maintenance records: Honesty includes being truthful about when you last performed maintenance tasks. Keeping a detailed log of your home’s upkeep can help you stay on top of necessary repairs and replacements.

3. Communicate openly with professionals: When you do need to call in experts, be transparent about your home’s history and any DIY work you’ve done. This honesty helps technicians diagnose and solve problems more efficiently.

DIY Tips for Home Maintenance

Here are some tasks you can safely perform to maintain your home’s systems:

Heating and Cooling:

  • Regularly change or clean air filters (every 1-3 months)
  • Keep outdoor units clear of debris and vegetation
  • Check and clean vents and registers
  • Schedule professional HVAC maintenance annually


  • Fix dripping faucets promptly to prevent water waste
  • Use drain screens to catch hair and debris
  • Avoid chemical drain cleaners, which can damage pipes
  • Know the location of your main water shut-off valve

When to Call the Professionals

While DIY maintenance is valuable, some situations require expert attention. Trust your instincts and call HER Heating, Cooling & Plumbing when:

1. You encounter electrical components in HVAC systems
2. There’s a persistent strange odor from your heating or cooling units
3. You experience frequent plumbing backups or slow drains
4. Your energy bills spike unexpectedly

Remember, our honesty goes a long way in ensuring your home’s systems are functioning optimally. We value your trust and strive to provide transparent, reliable service every time.

Building a Relationship Based on Trust

At HER Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we believe that an informed customer is our best customer. By sharing these DIY tips and encouraging open communication, we aim to build a relationship based on mutual trust and respect. We’re not just here to fix problems—we’re here to educate and empower you to make the best decisions for your home.

Our commitment to honesty means we’ll always give you straight answers about your home’s systems, whether that means recommending a simple DIY fix or explaining the need for more extensive repairs. We understand that your home is your most valuable asset, and we treat it with the care and respect it deserves.

So, the next time you’re faced with a heating, cooling, or plumbing issue in Belton, MO or the surrounding areas, remember: Don’t call him, call HER! Our team of experts is ready to provide honest, reliable service that you can trust. Together, we’ll keep your home comfortable, efficient, and well-maintained for years to come.