Keep Your System in Its Best Shape
2022 is here, which means it's time to make and stick with key resolutions to improve your life. But what if there were things you could do to improve your HVAC system this year? Believe it or not, you can make resolutions to properly maintain your HVAC and, therefore, the comfort in your home. Continue reading to learn more about several maintenance tasks that will keep your system running in top form in 2022.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
Too many people wait until something is wrong with their unit before calling a technician for maintenance; by that time, the damage may already be too great, which can mean expensive repairs. One of the most important New Year's Resolutions for your HVAC system is to schedule regular maintenance. By doing so, you can ensure that your system is running smoothly and efficiently, preventing costly repairs in the future. Set a reminder on your calendar to schedule maintenance every 6 months or so, regardless of whether or not something is wrong with your unit.
Clean Your Vents
Another key resolution to keep your HVAC running optimally is regularly cleaning your vents and filters. Even as air moves throughout your home, dust and dirt can get trapped in your vents and ducts, reducing the air quality in your home. Cleaning your vents and ducts can be done once a month and is an easy way to keep dust and dirt from building up inside your system.
Check Your Ducts for Leaks
If you notice you continually adjust the temperature in your home but one room's temperature never seems to match what you put on the thermostat, it's possible you may have a leak in your ducts. Leaky ducts can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, leading to increased energy bills and decreased comfort in your home. Be sure to check your ducts for any leaks, and have them repaired as needed. If you are unsure your ducts have leaks or are unable to check certain parts of your home, be sure to reach out to an HVAC team for assistance.
Change Your Air Filters
One of the easiest to accomplish New Year's resolutions for your HVAC system is to regularly change your air filters. This simple task can be done once a month or so and is an easy way to ensure that your system is running efficiently and that your air quality is as high as possible. Be sure to keep a supply of air filters on hand to make this resolution easy to stick with.
Consider Investing in a Smart Thermostat
If you're looking for an extra edge this new year and are tired of having to get up every time you want to change the temperature in your home, consider investing in a smart thermostat. These devices can help you control your energy usage, saving money and allowing you to be more comfortable all year long. Plus, they come with many features that make them easy to use and maintain.
Reach Out to the HVAC Professionals for Help
Making resolutions to properly maintain your HVAC system is a great way to ensure that you stay comfortable all year long. By following the tips above, you can keep your system running smoothly and efficiently and avoid costly repairs in the future. Be sure to make these resolutions a priority this year, and enjoy the benefits they bring!
To give your system the best protection this year, reach out to the team at Homer Nine and Sons, Inc. and schedule regular maintenance with us. Call us at (724) 241-8698 or visit us online to get started.