Three New Year’s Resolutions For Your HVAC System
With a new year just around the corner, you can almost guarantee that people all over the country are making their new year’s resolutions. We’ve all been there—eat better, workout more often, save regularly, spend less, and the list goes on. But have you ever considered making resolutions for your—brace yourself—HVAC?
Believe it or not, many people’s HVAC systems don’t get the love and attention they need. As a critical component of your household, it’s important to keep your HVAC in the best shape. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry—the Air Hawk team has compiled a list for you.
1. Keep Up With Maintenance
You probably already guessed that this would be on the list. You wouldn’t go an entire year without an oil change in your car—if you did, you’d surely be plagued with car troubles. The same goes for your HVAC, yet many people forego routine maintenance.
Keeping up with HVAC system maintenance is essential to the longevity of your system—and to avoiding costly repairs down the line. This includes changing filters regularly, checking for debris around the outdoor unit, keeping vents cleaned and clear of foreign objects, and scheduling annual maintenance with the Air Hawk team.
When you schedule your annual maintenance with us, we go through a thorough inspection of your system that covers everything from coil cleaning to blower motor and wheels evaluation to belt and connection inspections. Our technicians are all NATE-certified to ensure the very best service—no matter the job. We offer two, affordable maintenance plans to chose from. Schedule your annual maintenance today.
2. Increase Energy Efficiency
When the words “energy efficiency” are used, many immediately think of environmental consciousness. And while we support caring for the environment and do our part to have a smaller footprint, we know that being more energy efficient can also translate to savings on your energy bill. Who doesn’t like a little extra money in their pocket?
There are several ways that you can make your HVAC system run more efficiently. One way is to install a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to better control when and how your HVAC system operates. You can put your AC on a schedule to reduce its workload during hours when your house is empty. Not only does this create a more energy efficient system, it also helps prolong the life of your system. When your system is overworked, not only do you see it reflected on your energy bill, you often also notice an increase in repairs.
Another tip for increasing the energy efficiency of your system is to keep your vents open and free of debris. As we pointed out in our AC myths post, you should keep all the vents in your home open—even in those rooms you rarely use. You should also regularly check for any foreign objects in your vents such as small toys. This keeps the air flowing, which helps keep your HVAC system running smoothly.
3. Improve Indoor Air Quality
You spend a lot of time in your home. And if you’re not keeping up with your HVAC maintenance, your indoor air quality could be less than desirable. The air quality in your home could impact your overall health and the efficiency of your HVAC system. How can you improve your indoor air quality?
Of course regular maintenance tops the list but we’ve already covered that above. Additionally, we recommend a whole-house dehumidifier. Excess moisture in the air can create mold and mildew, which are not good for indoor air quality. A dehumidifier can also reduce your homes susceptibility to pollen, dust, and dander. Give the Air Hawk team a call to discuss options for installing a dehumidifier and getting you on the path to great indoor air quality.
With every new year comes a long list of promises for improvement. This year, let the Air Hawk team help you keep your HVAC resolutions and help make your home comfortable all year long.