6 New Year’s Resolutions for your HVAC
Many Americans make a New Year’s resolution. Maybe yours is losing weight or starting a new hobby, we suggest you add just one more – give your HVAC a little TLC. Whether you are considering a new system or want to get the most out of the one you have, consider the following tips to give your HVAC a fresh start for the new year.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Routine maintenance is crucial to keeping your system running smoothly. Removing dust and debris that may be clogging your system will improve your comfort, lower energy bills and keep your HVAC operating efficiently.
During the cleaning and inspection process, we test system performance and look for any problems. By tightening loose electrical connections, lubricating moving parts, and making minor repairs, your HVAC equipment will be ready for the new year.
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Upgrade Your Thermostat
A programmable thermostat gives you better control over indoor comfort, allowing you to easily program your heating and cooling schedule. When programmed, your HVAC system will only turn on when necessary, giving you the flexibility of dialing back the temperature by 8 to 10 degrees when you are away. Smart thermostats also link to your home or business ‘s Wi-Fi network and can be adjusted from anywhere in the world. These devices also track your energy usage so you can identify ways of further reducing your energy bill.
Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Keeping your indoor air quality high is essential to your health and your HVAC’s efficient operation. To remove high levels of dust, pollen, volatile organic compounds and other airborne particles from the air, consider an air purifier. To control unhealthy levels of humidity year-round, use a dehumidifier, which works well with your HVAC system. In the winter months, a humidifier works to resolve low levels of moisture.
Upgrade Your HVAC System
If your HVAC is reaching the end of its lifespan, which is generally 10-15 years, start thinking about an upgrade. While a new HVAC system is an investment, it offers a range of benefits. The latest HVAC systems offer superior energy efficiency, better temperature variability and cleaner air. Ask us about Energy Star certified systems, which have higher seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and energy efficiency ratio (EER) ratings. These units use 8 percent less energy than conventional models.
Don’t Delay Repairs
If you think something is wrong with your HVAC system, do not hesitate to have the unit serviced. There are many components to your system and delaying repair can lead to larger system issues. If you hear odd noises, see puddles of water around the unit, blower is running nonstop or any other signs of malfunction, call now for service.
Making the New Year’s resolution to keep your HVAC in top shape can prevent major repairs in the future and keep your unit running efficiently. Scheduling routine maintenance to start the year will lower the chance that your system will have a major breakdown during the hot Texas summer. So, start planning now for a comfortable, peaceful new year!
Whether you need repair or help with a new HVAC system, our team of experts are at your service.Call Big Fish at (512) 653-1414 for all your HVAC needs.
We wish you a prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year!