New Years Resolutions for Your HVAC System That Can Improve Your Life
The new year is here, and we all know what that means: It’s resolution time. Have you thought about making any resolutions to improve the energy efficiency of your home? What about resolutions to improve your health? Because if you’re making any of those kinds of resolutions, resolving to take better care of your HVAC system can help you work toward both of those goals.
Read on to learn about what you can do to boost your HVAC system’s performance, and in turn, improve your home’s energy efficiency and your overall well-being.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
Do you currently change your air filters every 30-60 days? Or do you tend to forget about it until you happen to take a look at the filter and notice it’s turned an off-shade of black? If you’re in the latter camp, the new year is a perfect time to resolve to start changing your HVAC filters regularly.
Swapping out those filters at regular intervals will help your HVAC system function more efficiently, which will save you money on your heating and cooling costs. Perhaps more importantly, regular filter changes will also help keep your indoor air quality high, which is crucial for maintaining or improving your overall well-being.
Take the Time to Learn About Your HVAC System
Are you familiar with how your HVAC system works? Do you know how to identify warning signs that it may be on the verge of having a problem? If not, resolve to learn more about how your furnace, air conditioner, ductwork, and vents work this year. Taking the time to brush up on this information will help you recognize and deal with budding HVAC problems before they grow into major, expensive repairs.
Ready to learn? Check out 5 Common Issues With Your HVAC System that you should familiarize yourself with.
Find and Fix Leaks in Your Ductwork
How old is your ductwork? Have you ever wondered if there are any leaks in it? If not, and you can’t inspect your ductwork yourself, it may be time to have a pro check things out. Air duct leaks can allow a considerable amount of heating and a/c waste, so if you have any, they’re costing you money. Resolve to get your ductwork thoroughly checked out and repaired in the new year, and you might just be surprised at how much better your HVAC system functions.
Implement More Energy-Efficient HVAC Upgrades
How are your heating and cooling bills looking? Would you like to decrease them in the new year? Then it’s a great time to resolve to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency, and one of the best ways to do that is to install a programmable thermostat.
With a smart thermostat, you can program your indoor temperature to an appropriate setting based on the time of day and whether or not you’re at home. This will not only help control heating and cooling waste, thereby reducing your energy bills, but it will also help keep your home more comfortable year-round.
Install an Air Purification System
Indoor air quality has become quite the hot topic these days and that’s because most buildings’ indoor air is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. If you’re like most people, you spend about 90% of your day indoors, so in the new year, it’s a good idea to start thinking about improving the quality of the indoor air you’re breathing.
How do you do that? With a whole-house air purification system. Installing one of these systems in your home is one of the most effective ways to clean up your indoor air because the system lives inside your HVAC system and thoroughly cleans all of the air that passes through it
Check out our Homeowner’s Guide to Improving Indoor Air Quality for more tips on cleaning up the air inside your home.
Invest in Routine Furnace and A/C Maintenance
Do you currently have a routine maintenance schedule for your HVAC system? If not, the new year is a great time to resolve to set one up. Investing in routine furnace maintenance services and air conditioning services such as cleanings and tuneups will help you ensure your HVAC system performs as optimally as possible throughout its lifespan.
Routine maintenance will not only help decrease your need for furnace and A/C repairs, but it can also help save you money by keeping any aging components of your system as energy efficient as possible.
Contact the Comfort Company for All Your Heating and Air Conditioning Service Needs
If you’re resolving to take better care of your HVAC system in the new year, let our team at The Comfort Company in Hermantown, Minnesota, help you out! We specialize in comprehensive HVAC system maintenance, as well as indoor air quality improvement services for homeowners throughout Hermantown and the nearby Duluth area.
To learn more about what we can do for you or schedule a service appointment, feel free to give us a call today at 218-491-1226 or contact us online, and we’ll be in touch!