Air Filters, Attic Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Condenser, Ductwork, HVAC Habits, HVAC System, Maintenance, Smart Thermostat, Vents

Setting New Year’s resolutions is a timeless tradition adopted by many across the world. It’s a way to inspire and progress in different areas of our lives. Today, we want to remind you not to forget about your HVAC system when making resolutions. Why? As your local Eastland Heating & Cooling experts, we can show you ways to help enhance your HVAC habits to improve your home’s comfort, energy efficiency, and overall system performance throughout the year. So, take a moment to relax with a cup of coffee as we share these essential tips. 

What About Your Air Filters?  

Air filters in your HVAC system are not just random accessories. They play a huge role in filtering out dirt, dust, and other particles, ensuring clean air and a smoothly running system. So, this year, if you haven’t already, make a commitment to change these filters every 1-2 months to maintain peak performance and enhance your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Of course, the frequency might vary depending on your lifestyle, the number of people in your household, and any pets you have at home! 

What About Your HVAC Vents?  

Vents are often overlooked during cleaning. It’s understandable. There’s a lot on the to-do list, right? However, it’s important that you remember to clean your HVAC vents regularly. So, be sure to add your vents to your routine dusting and cleaning regimen. Doing so can make a huge difference to the air quality we breathe and your system’s overall efficiency. Stay on top of eliminating those pesky dust particles. 

What About Your Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures? 

Ceiling fans and light fixtures are another component that is often forgotten but plays a crucial role. Even though they may not be part of your HVAC system, dusty ceiling fans and light fixtures can still harm your home’s air quality. So, including this step in your cleaning routine is another HVAC habit you should consider adopting this year. 

What About a Smart Thermostat?  

Do you already have a smart thermostat in your home? If not, we highly suggest you think about upgrading your HVAC system with a smart thermostat! These innovative devices allow you to conveniently control your home’s temperature from anywhere, create schedules, and receive alerts for repairs or maintenance. The best part? You’ll save energy and money in the long run. If you haven’t made the switch yet, contact us for more information. Start the New Year off right with a smart thermostat and enjoy the benefits of enhanced comfort and efficiency. 

What About Your Attic Insulation?  

If you find that certain rooms in your home consistently seem too hot or too cold, or if your HVAC system runs non-stop, the issue may lie with your attic insulation. Attic insulation needs to be a minimum of 10 inches in depth. So, we highly recommend you check your insulation if it is safe for you to do so. If your insulation falls short of the recommended depth, you should consider planning to upgrade your insulation this year to save energy and increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. 

What About Your Ductwork?  

Can you recall the last time you cleaned your ducts? If you can’t quite remember, then it could be an indication that this year is the time to get them professionally cleaned. The ductwork in your home is responsible for distributing air throughout your house. Over time, dust, hair, fur, and loose debris can accumulate, affecting both the efficiency of your HVAC system and the quality of indoor air. While it is not necessary to clean your ductwork frequently, it is advisable to have it professionally cleaned every three to five years. This helps maintain optimal performance and ensures a healthy indoor environment. 

What About Your Condenser?  

Now, let’s move on to your condenser. Regularly checking and clearing the area around your condenser is crucial to its longevity. Dirt, debris, and clutter can cause damage and unnecessary issues. Even during winter, when the condenser is not in use, it’s important to inspect for any fallen objects nearby. Taking these simple steps can help prevent future problems and ensure your unit remains in good working condition for years to come. 

What About Your Seasonal Maintenance Checks?  

Do not underestimate the significance of annual maintenance checks. Even if everything appears to be functioning smoothly, these checkups are vital to prevent long-term damage. Waiting for an issue to arise before having a technician inspect it is not advisable. Opting for preventative maintenance is the most effective approach to ensure the longevity of your units. Additionally, staying on top of maintenance guarantees that your manufacturer’s warranty remains valid. So, don’t skip those seasonal checkups! 

Incorporating these HVAC resolutions into your New Year’s goals is crucial. By committing to a well-maintained system, you can save money and enjoy year-round home comfort. Remember, proactive maintenance is key to prolonging the lifespan of your HVAC system and safeguarding against unexpected issues.  

For all your HVAC needs throughout the year, count on Eastland Heating & Cooling. Call us at (614) 861-5203, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here

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