Every year, your HVAC system gives you months of good heating and cooling. As a practical homeowner, you know that you have to take excellent care of it. With these five HVAC tips on your list for the new year, you’ll enjoy better comfort without a lot of hassle.
1. Clear the Air (Filter)
The absolute best thing you can do for your heating system is to keep an eye on the air filters. They fill with dirt and dust and make your heater work that much harder. Set a schedule to inspect and replace them at least every three months, for ideal heating and cooling all year.
2. Use the Thermostat Wisely
Programmable thermostats are an awesome piece of technology, if you know how to use them correctly. For the best heating, pick settings several hours apart and resist the urge to crank it up all the way when you feel a bit chilly. Contact your HVAC expert for tips on the best usage.
3. Get a Professional Check Yearly
Right now, heating is really important, but you might forget about it by summer. Professional maintenance keeps your system running perfectly, but you don’t want to wait until you have a problem to schedule it. Put a reminder in your calendar to arrange a visit in late summer or early fall.
4. Attend to Problems Quickly
The health of your heater is a bit like a human body. The more you ignore a problem, the worse it gets. Don’t let a busy life take away your attention when you notice disturbing noises or lousy output coming from your furnace. Prompt service might make the difference between equipment that can be fixed and an expensive replacement.
5. Replace Old Equipment
No appliance is meant to last forever. If you are hoping to keep yours limping along for another year, you’ve got plenty of reasons to consider replacing it. New equipment usually means better efficiency and greater comfort without a higher energy bill. You might have no idea what you’re missing by relying on outdated, ineffective equipment.
Before you simply resolve to head to the gym more often, make sure these tasks are on your to-do list for 2018.
To learn more about how you can improve your home’s comfort and heating efficiency, contact Master Plumbing, Heating & Cooling today!