Ready to start the New Year out right? Want to create a clean, healthy, and safe environment for you and your family? Sometimes the best place to start is with the most basic of home maintenance routines. Start by ensuring your HVAC system is in top working condition.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
We talk about this a lot on our site because we can’t stress it enough. One of the most important things you can do for your home is also the easiest to do. Mark your calendar and make a point of changing out your air filter on a regular basis. If you can’t remember the last time you did it, it’s time. During peak conditions in winter and summer, when your furnace and air conditioner run the most, plan to change out the filter once a month. When the outdoor temperatures are milder in the spring and fall, you can increase it up to once every three months. A clean air filter prevents dust, dirt, and other pollutants from entering the system. It helps keep it clean and prevents frequent breakdowns.
Invest In A Smart Thermostat
The hottest gifts this holiday season helped you automate just about everything. Did you upgrade your thermostat too? Today’s smart thermostats are affordable and offer several valuable benefits to help you stay safe and secure. You can program your family’s heating and cooling schedule, which means your HVAC system will only operate when you need it. It can also be linked to your wifi network, giving you access to connect from anywhere in the world. These devices also track your energy usage so that you can identify easy ways to make your household more environmentally friendly.
How old is your home? How well does the ventilation system operate inside your home? It may be time to seal air leaks or insulate your attic and foundation. Tightening up your home’s building envelope helps you save money on your household energy consumption.
Add Zoning Systems
Have you ever wished you could heat one area of your home while leaving another area cooler? If your home has more than one level or you have family members with different temperature tolerances, adding a zoning system to your home could be the solution. Our heating and cooling experts will install dampers in your ductwork and connect them to a series of electrical sensors. This allows you to program a different temperature for each zone in your home, ensuring every room is the perfect temperature to meet your needs.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
Don’t be caught by unexpected maintenance or replacement costs. If your HVAC system is reaching the end of its lifespan - 10 to 15 years for AC and 15 to 20 for furnaces - it’s time to start thinking about an upgrade. While a new HVAC system is a big investment, it offers a range of benefits to your family. Let our team introduce you to the benefits of the latest HVAC technology, and show you how you can save and increase energy efficiency in the process.