If one of your goals this year is to save money by taking good care of your HVAC then we have the list for you!
Here are some resolutions that will improve your HVAC’s performance and make it run more efficiently in 2017:
Become knowledgeable about your HVAC system:
Did you know that heating and cooling your home accounts for almost 50% of the energy use in your home? This makes it the largest expense for most homes. Know the ways on making cooling and heating your home in the most efficient ways possible. We’ve touched on this subject in previous blogs, be sure to check them out for more in depth information. There also a lot of information on the subject here.
Schedule annual maintenance checks on your HVAC system:
Keeping up with the regular routine of changing air filters and cleaning your ducts and vents are a good practice. However, nothing beats having a professional come and perform annual maintenance on your HVAC system. Scheduling an annual maintenance call will optimize your seasonal comfort. It will extend the life of your HVAC system by keeping your HVAC system properly cleaned, lubricated, and oiled. A professional can also detect small issues that may become larger and costly ones down the road.
Make upgrades and updates:
Upgrades: This doesn’t mean you must completely change out your entire HVAC system, unless of course it’s a very old system. Small upgrades can save you lots of money! Start with something as small as an air filter with a higher MERV rating.
Programmable Thermostats are a bit more of an upgrade but it’s a big help in maximizing your investment, keeping costs down while keeping comfort levels high.
Whole house humidifier and purifiers will also increase comfort level. These devices trap and filter pollutants and reduce excess moisture and allergy-causing mold.
Updates: Consider looking into an energy audit. This audit will perform a total evaluation of your house, including places where air may be leaking in or out too much. It can also determine the quality of your insulation.
Hopefully, these resolutions are helpful to you in making 2017 a good year for your home’s HVAC system. By following this advice, you should see minimal problems. If you’re ever in need of a professional HVAC specialist, remember Fahrenheit AC is here for you and your plumbing needs!