5 New Year's Resolutions for Your HVAC System
What if you could make a resolution for the new year that didn't involve committing to a gym membership or giving up your favorite guilty pleasure snacks? This is precisely what can happen if you include your HVAC system on your New Year's resolution list! After all, it does work non-stop to keep you and your family comfortable. Here are five things we suggest you resolve to do for your heating and cooling system throughout the coming year.
1. Change Your Filter as Recommended
Your HVAC filter does a lot of work. For one thing, it keeps dust, dirt, and debris from getting into your indoor spaces. It also helps keep your heating and cooling components working efficiently to prevent breakdowns. It even plays a role in maintaining your indoor air quality! Typically, filters should be changed or cleaned every three months.
2. Pay Attention to Your Indoor Air Quality
Speaking of indoor air quality, taking some steps to maintain the air quality in your home can help your HVAC work even more efficiently. You'll also be rewarded with healthier indoor living spaces. Your indoor air quality can be improved by:
- Sticking to a regular cleaning routine/schedule
- Putting more plants in your indoor living spaces
- Considering portable or entire-home dehumidifiers
- Using ventilators to improve the exchange of stale air with fresh air
3. Consider Zoning Your System
Do you have certain levels of your home that are warmer or cooler than the rest of your home? How about household members with very different comfort preferences? Zoning systems can solve problems of this nature. Dampers and other separation methods can be used to create individual comfort zones within your home that can be adjusted differently.
4. Update to a Smart Thermostat
Switching to a smart thermostat is something to resolve to do during the coming year if you still have a manual one. Available in manageable price ranges, these thermostats are appealing because they offer increased energy efficiency and features that typically allow you to:
- Program your preferred heating/cooling schedule
- Control your comfort settings remotely
- Have your temperatures adjust automatically
- Link your HVAC system to other WiFi-accessible devices
- See how much energy your HVAC system uses so you can find ways to fine-tune usage
5. Invest in a New HVAC System
If you have a newer HVAC system, you can skip this one. However, if your heating and cooling system are nearing the end of its natural lifespan or if you need increasingly frequent and costly repairs, resolve to invest in a new HVAC system. It's an investment that can easily pay for itself over time. Newer systems are designed with more precise controls and made to be more efficient.
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One other thing you can do for your HVAC system is to take advantage of the services offered by Robert Bair Plumbing Heating and Air. Our trained local HVAC pros can perform routine inspections to spot and address issues before your comfort is affected.
Call us today to learn more about our HVAC services.