HVAC Annual Maintenance
Making a New Year’s resolution for HVAC maintenance is a great idea to ensure the efficiency and longevity of your system. Here are some resolutions and tips to consider:
Regular Filter Changes:
Resolution: Change HVAC filters regularly, ideally every 1-3 months.
Tip: Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to ensure timely replacements.
Scheduled Professional Maintenance:
Resolution: Schedule annual or bi-annual HVAC maintenance with a professional technician.
Tip: Many HVAC companies offer maintenance plans that include regular check-ups and discounts on repairs.
Resolution: Learn to program your thermostat for energy efficiency.
Tip: Consider investing in a programmable or smart thermostat for better control and energy savings.
Sealing and Insulation:
Resolution: Check for drafts and ensure proper insulation in your home.
Tip: Use weather stripping and seal any gaps around windows and doors to prevent heat or cool air loss.
Air Duct Inspection:
Resolution: Schedule a professional duct inspection for leaks and cleanliness.
Tip: Sealing and cleaning ducts can improve system efficiency and indoor air quality.
Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Equipment:
Resolution: Consider upgrading to energy-efficient HVAC equipment.
Tip: Look for systems with high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings for air conditioners and AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) for furnaces.
Resolution: Learn about your HVAC system and its components.
Tip: Understanding how your system works can help you identify potential issues early and communicate effectively with HVAC professionals.
Carbon Monoxide Detector Check:
Resolution: Ensure your carbon monoxide detectors are in good working order.
Tip: Test detectors regularly and replace batteries as needed to protect against potential hazards.
Indoor Air Quality Improvements:
Resolution: Explore ways to improve indoor air quality.
Tip: Consider using air purifiers, proper ventilation, and minimizing indoor pollutants.
Budget for Repairs and Replacements:
Resolution: Set aside a budget for unexpected HVAC repairs or replacements.
Tip: Having a financial plan can ease the burden of sudden expenses and encourage timely repairs.
By incorporating these resolutions into your routine, you can contribute to the efficiency, reliability, and longevity of your HVAC system, ensuring a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.