It’s a new year! That means you have a blank slate for the twelve months ahead that you can do whatever you want with. If your goal is to lose weight, go for it. You want to finally book that dream trip to Tokyo? now’s as good a time as any! If you want to be better, smarter, cooler, or anything else, you can do it!
Do you know what else you can do? Be a better owner of HVAC systems. We can help. Here are seven resolutions you can make to prolong the life of your home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Don’t forget to change your filters
You need to change home air filters regularly to best capture home air contaminants. When was the last time you changed your filters? If you can’t remember, it’s probably been too long.
Invest in preventative maintenance
Have a professional plumbing technician come to your home and give everything a thorough once over. Even if you’re fully capable of spotting small problems, getting a second opinion from a pro can help you avoid the trouble even more effectively.
Address any long-avoided duct leaks
Heat loss from duct leaks cause a lot of trouble cost a lot of money. Give your ducts regular visual inspections whenever you’re able, and act as soon as you notice leaks. If you don’t have the right type of metallic foil tape made for duct repairs, that’s ok. You can always call a professional to fix those cracks and save you a few bucks down the line.
Look into eco and wallet-friendly upgrades like a programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats allow you to directly control the temperature of different rooms inside your home. It lets you make things a little cooler at night when you’re cuddled under sheets. You could even determine the right temp for when you’re out and about from an app on your phone. A programmable thermostat can save you money while simultaneously making your home more comfortable and energy efficient.
Make an effort to be more knowledgeable about your home HVAC
Learning about your HVAC will enable you to more reliably identify and address HVAC problems before they become disastrous. Possessing some understanding of your HVAC helps even if you have no intention of messing with it yourself. It’ll also help make you feel like an enlightened (and awesome, smart, etc.) home owner. Which (you know) is cool too.
Clean your ducts
Getting your ducts cleaned once in a while is a great way to improve the quality of your indoor air. Cleaner indoor air should be one of your priorities for all kinds of reasons. It reduces your risk of airborne illness, prevents mold growth or even pest infestation. It also helps your home smell better.
Connect with the best HVAC maintenance company in your area
When a problem occurs, you don’t want to make an already-stressful situation worse by having to scramble to find someone to call. Prepare ahead of time by checking which local companies have the best reviews, service records, and technicians. Hint: we highly recommend you check out Blue Ox Heating & Air ;).
Whatever your resolution is this year, the entire team at Blue Ox Heating & Air has your back. If your resolution just-so-happens to be related to HVAC, we double have your back. Never hesitate to give us a call when you need it.