Consider these HVAC New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home
It’s a time-honored tradition to ring in the new year with a list of resolutions that improve everyday life. Adding some HVAC New Year’s resolutions to your list can give you a healthier, more comfortable home and the opportunity to save energy and money throughout the year ahead.
HVAC New Year’s Resolutions Worth Considering
- Keep the equipment maintained. Scheduling an air conditioner tuneup in the spring and a furnace checkup in the fall can benefit you in several ways. With regular maintenance, you’ll use less energy, spend less on heating and cooling, extend the service life of your comfort equipment, and reduce the likelihood of breakdowns and repairs.
- Look after the ducts. Having an experienced HVAC professional make any needed repairs and seal and insulate your ductwork can curb unnecessary energy losses and keep pollutants out of your air supply. When the ductwork is in good shape, you’ll save money and breathe easier too.
- Change the air filter frequently. Checking the filter monthly and replacing it as needed helps you avoid airflow restrictions that suffocate the HVAC system and increase your energy bills. Routine filter changes also keep damaging dirt and debris away from key system components, which can prevent breakdowns and premature failures.
- Improve air quality. Changing the HVAC system filter is good for your heating and cooling equipment, but it doesn’t enhance your indoor air quality. To effectively trap the tiny particles that can harm your family’s health, you can boost filtration by having an air cleaner added to the HVAC system.
- Program the thermostat for savings. Your thermostat can help you save a significant amount of energy if you program it properly and use it consistently. To gain the greatest savings, program temperature setbacks for eight hours or more a day during periods when the house isn’t occupied or everyone is sleeping.
At Sobieski Services, Inc., our goal is to help our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey learn more about energy and home comfort issues — especially HVAC and plumbing issues — so that they can save money and live in healthier, more comfortable homes.
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