HVAC Resolutions for the New Year

It’s 2020! Although no resolution is one-size-fits-all, there are certain essential elements your home needs in order to operate at a healthy and efficient level. To help you along, we’ve compiled this list of HVAC resolutions (and the reasons behind each promise)

1. I will call for an annual heating tune-up.

Think of your HVAC system like your car; it runs just fine most of the time, but just because you can’t hear sputters and grinds, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get an oil change. It’s important to be aware that every company considers different elements as part of a standard tune-up, so it’s important that you ask (and understand) what your potential HVAC company will be doing before you sign on the line. Some elements might include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Checking the entire system for blockages or leaks;
  • Analyzing combustion gases;
  • Checking the seal at the blower access door;
  • Inspecting the heat exchanger for corrosion;
  • Checking the burners for proper ignition;
  • Analyzing an amp-draw test

2. I will change air filters monthly.

Dirt happens; it’s a part of life. Even the most spotless of homes have dust and mites in the midst. Allergens can quickly accumulate in air filters, which can cause particular problems if you or your guests are sensitive to elements floating in the air. Changing air filters monthly avoids excessive buildup of  dirt, dust, and dander that can decrease your home’s air quality.

3. I will install a programmable thermostat.

Who doesn’t want a little extra money in their pockets? Programmable thermostats exist on the green side of life for two reasons: They enhance your home’s energy efficiency, and they save money on energy expenses.

4. I will call for help as soon as I notice a problem.

Like anything else in life, the longer a problem persists, the worse it’s likely to get. In concerns of HVAC problems, you could be looking at substantial expenses if you let improperly functioning equipment go on for too long. What may begin as a simple maintenance item could ultimately affect any number of attributes in your HVAC system.

5. I will keep a safe distance from the heating system.

There are plenty of dangers involved with the heating and electrical elements of an HVAC system. Avoid unnecessary injuries by seeking assistance from experienced, knowledgeable HVAC professionals.

When it comes to resolutions about your furnace, we can help. Give us a call to schedule your service today!