Make These Resolutions for Your HVAC System
It sure has been a long year, but now that 2017 is upon us, it’s time to start thinking about those HVAC resolutions for your home. If you haven’t come up with any of your own yet, perhaps you could borrow a few of ours:
To help ensure a smooth year, you should start off by scheduling maintenance of your heating and cooling systems. An HVAC technician can give each system a once-over and identify any issues that might need attention.
Regularly Change Your Filter
Once an HVAC system’s filter fills up with dirt and debris, its efficiency will be negatively affected. If you want your unit to operate at peak performance, you need to change the filter every 1-3 months, as needed.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are a great way to gain full control over your home’s heating and cooling usage. They allow you to set the days and times during which your systems are on. If your home already has such a thermostat, then it may be time for you to brush up on the best ways to maximize its functionality.
Careful What Goes in Your Drain
Problems with a home’s drains are often due to all the garbage that we end up shoving down there. To this day, many homeowners continue to pour kitchen grease and all sorts of things down the sink. This can lead to regular visits from your plumber and costly repairs, so we implore you to be more careful.
Watch What You Flush
Repeat after us: “The toilet is not a trash can.” Using it to get rid of anything besides human waste and toilet paper is a risk. You shouldn’t be putting paper towels, hygiene products, or anything else down there, unless it’s specified as flushable.
If you need more advice on your HVAC resolutions for 2017, or have other questions related to home comfort, please reach out to the experts at Sobieski Services, Inc.