Did your HVAC system make it on your list of New Year’s resolutions this year? Though there’s a pretty good chance it did not, you may want to consider how you can be better to your air conditioner and furnace in 2017. These home systems play an integral role in keeping your home comfortable year-round. But there are ways that you can help your HVAC system live a longer, healthier life while saving energy and cutting costs in the process. Below, we’ll discuss how you can be better to your AC and heater this year and what rewards you may receive in return.
How to Be Good to Your HVAC System in the New Year
If you are not taking steps to take care of your HVAC system through routine maintenance and repairs, then there is a good chance that you are not being as good to your HVAC system as you should. Use these tips for making sure that your heating and cooling system is well taken care of in 2017:
Don’t ignore repair warning signs.
One way that you can be better to your HVAC system in the new year is by contacting your HVAC technician at the first sign of trouble. Learn how to recognize repair warning signs like loud noises and stale smells. Then, make sure that you call your Cincinnati HVAC company as soon as you see indications that your HVAC system might need repair. By diagnosing and fixing the problem early, your HVAC technician can help you avoid further damage to your system that may lead to more costly repairs.
Replace your air filters regularly.
We don’t mean to sound like a broken record here, but checking and replacing your air filters regularly is vital to helping your system run efficiently. Clogged or dirty air filters can restrict air flow, which causes your system to work harder to maintain the ideal temperature. When your system has to work harder, it runs less efficiently and wastes energy. This can also cause unnecessary wear and tear to your equipment. In addition, changing your air filters is an important part of maintaining adequate indoor air quality. Make a resolution to check your air filters once a month and change or clean them if they are dirty.
Consider investing in a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat helps you save energy throughout the year by using your HVAC system more efficiently. Homeowners can program this device to adjust the temperature during different times of the day to save on energy costs while the home is empty. For instance, you can set your thermostat to adjust the temperature during the hours that you are typically at work, so that you do not spend energy (or money) warming or cooling a house that’s empty. Though this does require an initial investment up front for a new thermostat, it could help you save significantly on energy costs over time by reducing wasted energy.
Need help making sure your HVAC system gets the care it deserves? We would be happy to help. The HVAC experts at Hader offer a range of quality HVAC services and products to Cincinnati homeowners. Whether you need routine maintenance or a brand new install, our team has got you covered. Call us today for more information or to schedule a services visit: (513) 612-9201.