Every year, more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. While yours may have to do with losing weight, being more socialized, or getting more organized, our HVAC service experts encourage you to add just one more – for your home’s sake.
When being comfortable at home matters to you most, nothing would be more necessary than home heating and cooling, indoor air quality, and proper ventilation. You can incorporate these HVAC-related New Year’s resolutions below into your goal-setting process this year:
Schedule annual maintenance
The first resolution you should consider is to keep up with annual preventive maintenance on your HVAC system. During a routine tune-up, your HVAC service technician will inspect the components within your furnace or air conditioning system. If anything isn’t working correctly, the service technician can develop a plan to repair it right away. Failing to maintain a system can lead to significant issues that can shorten its lifespan and cost you extensive repairs.
Change your filters
Filters serve an essential role within your HVAC system. The filter removes contaminants from the air before they settle in your ducts and move through the system. When the filter becomes clogs, the unit works harder to move heated and cooled air, resulting in energy waste and higher bills. A dirty filter can also lower your home’s indoor air quality, which can make your family sick. Make it a priority to change your filters based on the manufacturer’s recommendation. The filters used in several high-efficiency systems can last up to six months, while you should replace standard filters every month or two.
Clean your ducts
One of the best ways to ensure that the air in your home is pure is to maintain your air vents. The air ducts in your house contain millions of particles of dust, hair, dirt, pollen, spider webs, and other allergens. Cleaning your air vents will save you money on heating and air conditioning and ensure your family’s safety.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
Most modern HVAC systems have programmable thermostats that allow you to set a schedule for the times you’re most often at home and away. Programming your thermostat can help you select a comfortable temperature without making manual adjustments and causing the unit to cycle from on and off more often. When you allow your thermostat to do its job, you can enjoy a comfortable atmosphere while reducing energy waste and saving yourself from unnecessary expenses.
Be more knowledgable about your home HVAC
Knowledge is power, and learning about your HVAC will enable you to identify its problems with reliability before they become disastrous. Possessing some understanding of your HVAC helps you address it accordingly or even know when to ask for professional help.
Connect with the best HVAC company in your area
When a problem occurs with your HVAC unit, you don’t want to elevate your stress by having to scramble who to call. You may prepare ahead of time by checking which local companies have the best reviews, customer service records, and technicians.