When making New Year’s resolutions, we normally think of things that concern our personal life. This year, consider making resolutions that involve keeping your home an enjoyable haven from the outside chaos. Here are some HVAC resolutions you can make that will ensure your system won’t let you down this year.
Change Your Filters
Air and furnace filters need to be changed regularly in order to do their best job. Make it a habit to change them, starting at the beginning of the year, to avoid forgetting. By picking a date you can’t easily forget, you will always be able to make sure your filters are ready for whatever comes.
Consider installing a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to automatically control the temperature in your home so you aren’t wasting heat when the house is empty, yet will enter a comfortable environment when you return each day. Keeping your home at the same temperature, or even keeping all areas of your home the same temperature, is often a waste of energy. A programmable thermostat will help save both energy and money.
Check the Ductwork
Ductwork can wear out; have yours inspected to check for leaks, especially along the seams. Sealing the ducts against leaks will enable you to heat your home without the warmth escaping between the walls, which can become costly. Leaking ducts cost more money in energy loss than almost any other kind of leak.
Clean Your Air
The quality of the air you breath is important for your family’s health. You can add plants that help purify your air, but not everyone has a green thumb. One thing you can do to help ensure cleaner air in your home is to integrate an air cleaner into your system. This will help catch the smaller particles in the air that are missed by the air filter. Current filters are designed to catch larger particles, but the smaller ones find their way through and into the air you breathe. Installing an air cleaner in your system will help make the air quality better for everyone.
Schedule a Checkup
Just as your body needs regular checkups to keep it functioning at top performance, so does your HVAC system. We will examine your entire system to make sure it is running efficiently. Our experienced staff will advise you on any improvements that may have become available since installation. More than that, an inspection will offer you peace of mind. You will know your system is running efficiently, saving you as much money as it can and providing you with a comfortable environment throughout the coming year.
HVAC resolutions are easy to make and completely attainable. Making your home a cozy place to be this winter will be one of the best things you can do to bring comfort to your new year. Contact Snyder today to schedule a service.