Over the years, you’ve probably made more than a few New Year’s resolutions concerning your health, but have you ever made resolutions concerning the health of your home? Adding HVAC resolutions to your annual list can also put you on a better path, supporting not only the health of your heating and cooling system but the health of your family and finances as well.
Add these HVAC Resolutions to Your 2020 List & Reap the Benefits
Schedule an Annual HVAC Checkup You schedule an annual checkup with your doctor to ensure your body is healthy. Like you, your heating and cooling system also requires regular care. Scheduling annual maintenance can keep it running efficiently, detect potentially larger problems before they result in unexpected repair costs, and lengthen your system’s lifespan.
Change Your Filter Home air filters should be changed minimally every 3 months. This ensures clean, healthy air throughout your home keeps the components within your heating and cooling system clean, and helps your system run more efficiently, lowering your monthly energy bill.
Adjust Thermostat Settings Lowering your thermostat a few degrees cooler in the winter months and raising it a few degrees in the summer month helps you use less energy, reducing heating and cooling costs, which make up the largest portion of your electric bill.
Get Smart Smart programmable thermostats study your schedule, automatically adjusting temperatures so you’re not conditioning an empty home. This results in less energy use and savings of 20-30%, on average.
Keep Your Ducts Clean Like other surfaces in your home that go untouched, your ductwork also requires regular cleaning to address the buildup of dust, mildew, mold, and other contaminants hidden within. This buildup can negatively impact indoor air quality in your home and decrease HVAC efficiency.
Watch Out for Humidity Issues in Your Home Maintaining the humidity in your home at proper levels is a tricky balancing act. When humidity levels in your home are too high, mold and mildew can thrive, causing damage to the structure and contents of your home, as well as to the health of your family. You can also suffer the effects of low humidity, including frequent coughing, dry, itchy skin, and damage to furnishings and structural components. If last year you suffered these issues, talk to an HVAC service pro about the benefits of adding an automatic humidifier or dehumidifier to manage moisture levels and ensure a healthy, safe home.
Be Proactive If you fear there is something wrong with your system, don’t delay HVAC service. Letting problems fester often leads to higher repair bills and the need for HVAC emergency repair.
Ensure a healthy, happy new year, supporting your own health and the health of your system. Schedule routine annual maintenance with your local air conditioning service company, H & H Heating & Air Conditioning, today.