HVAC New Years Resolutions
As the New Year approaches, it may be a good time to rethink your home’s HVAC system. Consider the following New Year’s resolutions for your heating and cooling system.
Change Your Air Filters
One of the easiest and most effective resolutions you can make in the New Year is to change your air filter. To do this, mark on your calendar to change your air filter regularly. This may seem a minor consideration, but it keeps your system free of dust and dirt and prevents breakdowns.
Make Preventative Maintenance a Priority
Most importantly, be sure to schedule preventative maintenance. Why is this necessary? For each major system, heating and cooling, it is important. For your air conditioner, schedule a tune-up; for your furnace in the fall, a preventative maintenance check.
During a maintenance check, a technician will review and initiate a long list of tasks such as checking fluid levels on lubricating parts and testing safety controls. Also, during maintenance checks, minor problems are addressed and repaired before major concerns or breakdowns occur.
Resolve to Get a Smart Thermostat
Another resolution for the New Year is to invest in a smart thermostat. Even though most heating and cooling systems provide comfort, they miss energy-efficient features that smart thermostats offer. They are affordable and provide valuable benefits to your home and family.
Indoor Air Quality Improvements
Improving your indoor air quality is another resolution that is not only smart but a healthy resolution for you and your family. Several ways to keep your indoor air quality healthy are regular cleaning and placing green plants throughout your home. If you want to do more than that, think about investing in air quality components for your heating and cooling system.
Increasing ventilation is another great resolution for the New Year. Sealing air leaks and insulating your attic are good steps to take. However, if you are looking for more, think about installing an energy-recovery ventilator. Energy-recovery ventilators precondition incoming air and also improve your system’s energy efficiency.
Time for an Upgrade
If your system is over 15 years—both heating and cooling—you may want to upgrade to a new system. New systems offer great energy efficiency and help lower your utility bills. As the New Year approaches, it may be a good time to rethink your home’s HVAC system. Talk with a heating and cooling specialist from TDI Air Conditioning at (903) 597-8381 to learn out more.