December 10, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system serves an important function in your home throughout the year. When it’s running well, it keeps you comfortable and happy, but if you don’t pay attention to your system’s needs, it can stop running without warning. No one wants to be without cool air when it’s hot or without toasty warm air when it’s cold outside. You can avoid significant problems with your HVAC unit by resolving to take some steps to keep it running well.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Begin now by setting up a maintenance schedule for your unit. Before the warm weather kicks in, it is a good idea to have the unit inspected and tuned up so that it runs efficiently throughout the spring and summer. Before winter, have your system checked to ensure that it will be ready to take on the task of keeping your home warm.

Change Indoor Filters Whenever They Get Dirty

Check filters monthly to see if they should be changed. Pollen, smoke, pesticides, and other air pollutants can remain in the air when filters don’t get changed as needed. Dirty filters do a poor job of removing pollutants from the air, contributing to poor indoor air quality. Clean filters help the unit operate efficiently.

Assess Your Home for Air Leaks

Cracks and openings in your home allow cold or warm air to escape, depending on the season. Add caulk to openings around windows, pipes, and other places where air can leak. If you are unable to check your air ducts for gaps, an HVAC technician can handle that task and seal cracks and holes.

Make an Appointment to Talk to an HVAC Professional

Maybe you have never felt the need to have an HVAC technician take a look at your unit. Even if your HVAC system is only a few years old, it pays to be proactive. Maintenance will keep it running efficiently and reduces the chances of your system breaking down. Let us set up a maintenance schedule to help you stick to your resolutions, or take advantage of our other services which include HVAC repairs and installations, mini ductless systems, and indoor air quality services. Call Prime Comfort today.

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