The new year is just around the corner, and this means it’s time to start thinking about how you can improve different aspects of your life. Whether you are resolving to eat healthier, exercise more, or save more money throughout the year, there is one thing that you may not have included in your New Year’s resolutions – your HVAC system!
Though your air conditioner and furnace may be the last things on your mind as the new year approaches, you can resolve to take better care of your HVAC system in 2017. Not only will this help ensure consistent home comfort, but it can also prolong the life of your equipment and help you save more money on energy costs.
Adopt These 2017 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions
So how can you resolve to take better care of your HVAC system in the new year? Below, we have put together just a few HVAC New Year’s resolutions that homeowners can make in 2017:
Inspect and improve your home insulation.
Homeowners need to inspect their home insulation for any cracks or leaks. These cracks and leaks can let warm or cool air escape from your home. This causes your HVAC system to work harder to keep your home at an optimal temperature, which wastes energy and can drive up your heating and cooling costs. It’s important to seal any cracks or leaks in your insulation to keep your system running efficiently throughout the year.
Check and replace your air filters regularly.
Most homeowners know that they need to replace their air filters regularly. However, many forget to do this on a regular basis. It is important to check your air filters at least once a month and change them when they get dirty. Dirty or clogged filters can restrict airflow, causing your heater or air conditioner to work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable. This not only wastes energy but can also increase heating and cooling costs. Write down a reminder in your calendar or set a reminder in your phone so that you remember to check and replace your air filters once a month.
Get to know repair warning signs, and call your HVAC tech.
This year, resolve to learn a little bit more about your HVAC system so that you can know when it needs attention. By learning the warning signs, you can identify when your system needs repair, and call an HVAC technician to diagnose and fix the issue immediately. By knowing the signs, you may be able to save yourself time and money as the HVAC technician can often fix small issues before they cause more damage to your system that leads to more expensive repair needs.
Are you ready to start treating your HVAC system right? Efficient Systems knows just what it takes to keep Indianapolis HVAC systems up and running year-round. If you have any questions about our heating and cooling products or want to schedule an appointment for HVAC service or repair, contact us today.