Do You Need a New Year’s Resolution for Your HVAC System?

air conditioner Efficient Climate ControlHappy New Year! It’s officially 2017 – which means it’s time to start making those New Year’s resolutions happen. Along with all the promises to make a healthier and better you, why don’t you go ahead and resolve to take better care of your home starting with the HVAC system?

Here are 4 important things to remember when it comes to caring for your HVAC system: 

Know the Importance of Air Filters: The air filters in your home should be checked once a month and replaced whenever they appear dirty. Different factors can affect how long your air filters last: things like nearby construction, presence of pets, the number of people living in the house, allergens in the air, etc., so monthly checks will help you determine when they are ready to be replaced. Dirty air filters cause your units to be less efficient at heating and cooling, and they can also lead to costly repairs – not to mention overheating, which is a possible safety hazard!

Schedule Routine Maintenance: Professional preventative maintenance is the key to keeping your HVAC system in good shape. There are certain aspects of HVAC maintenance that anyone is capable of performing, like cleaning around the outside unit and making sure the air ducts are clean. However, there are other extremely important preventative maintenance tasks that you will not know how to perform unless you are an experienced HVAC professional: things like checking the vent system for proper operations, monitoring for correct line and load volts/amps, inspecting the ignition system and safety controls, etc. HVAC systems are a major investment and should be properly maintained. Nothing is more critical than professional maintenance to ensure you get optimal lifetime and performance out of your HVAC system.

Learn Warning Signs: Know your HVAC system. Watch for anything out of the ordinary, like higher-than-normal utility bills, uneven heating and/or cooling of rooms, airflow or air quality getting worse, etc. If you notice anything unusual, you should have your HVAC system checked out by a professional before it escalates to a more serious issue. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Upgrade Your Thermostat: Upgrading to a new, programmable thermostat can help your home be more energy-efficient, which will save you money in the long run. Programming it to reset once you are asleep or out of the house can save you up to 10% a year. In addition to the savings, programmable thermostats do all the work for you, making your family and home comfortable – no work from you required!

Your HVAC system is a big investment. It keeps your family comfortable year-round. It’s important to take care of your HVAC system in order to gain optimal performance and maximum lifespan out of it.

Efficient Climate Control has been trusted for years to provide service to thousands of homes in The Woodlands and surrounding areas, offering satisfaction-guaranteed service. If you have questions or need help with your air conditioning, heating or indoor air quality, please give us a call at 281-367-5267 or visit our website at www.EfficientClimateControl.com to schedule a service call today.

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