New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System
Are you making New Year’s resolutions this year? Why leave your HVAC system out? If you want to get the best possible lifespan from your heating and cooling systems, you’re going to want to plan for a little TLC for them. New Year’s is an excellent time to add this to your list! Here are some New Year’s resolutions for your HVAC system that will help you get better use out of it, and for a longer time too.
1. Change the Air Filter
Make 2020 the year that you schedule your air filter changes with greater regularity. Replacing your air filter can help reduce the risk of breakdowns, improve the efficiency of your system, and protect you from airborne allergens. If you want to breathe easier with improved indoor air quality, and help protect the longevity of your HVAC system, this is an important first step.
2. Buy (and Start Using) a Smart Thermostat
Do you have a smart thermostat? If you don’t, then this is a good time to buy one. If you do, then start using it. Programming your thermostat to have a more economical setting when you’re not home or when you’re sleeping can save you significantly on your utility costs each year. With the help of a smart thermostat, you can even control the setting when you’re away from home. This allows you to adjust the temperature of your home while traveling, so you aren’t wasting money heating and cooling a home you aren’t living in.
3. Commit to Maintenance Checks
When was the last time an HVAC pro took a look at your system? If you only had this done when you suffered your last breakdown, then you aren’t practicing preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance means having your system checked annually by an HVAC pro, giving you an expert’s insight into the system and how well it is performing. At the annual check, your HVAC technician will suggest repairs that could help prevent a breakdown, tighten connections, look for efficiency problems, and ensure the system is running as well as it can.
4. Give the System an Upgrade
HVAC systems typically last between 10 and 15 years. If yours is nearing the end of this expected life span, then it’s time to start planning for an upgrade. This may be the year to make the change, giving you the chance to enjoy lower energy bills and improved comfort throughout the year.
5. Increase Ventilation in Your Home
A tightly sealed home envelope helps make your home more efficient, but it can also create problems with airflow. If your home is tightly sealed, you may want to invest in an energy-recovery ventilator this year. This will help pull in fresh air and flush out your home’s stale air, without sacrificing the energy efficiency of your system.
Are you looking for help with these New Year’s resolutions for your HVAC system? Look no further than Arronco Comfort Air. Let our team help you make the most out of your system this year, so you can enjoy a comfortable and energy efficient home.