Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. Not everyone keeps them, of course, but making them and having good intentions is the tradition. Sometimes they’re so unrealistic, we wonder what we were thinking when we came up with them. Maybe it was the “bubbly” at the New Year’s Eve party; maybe it was the peer pressure to say something original in front of the group. Here are some doable resolutions for home maintenance of your HVAC system:
- Resolve to keep your system maintained and in good working condition throughout the year. That means regular maintenance check-ups by trained HVAC professionals. Call now to make appointments for Spring and put a tickler in your calendar for Fall to do a maintenance check-ups on both your furnace and air conditioner. Consider these like “oil changes” on your car. They’ll be preventative and give you some peace of mind.
- Resolve to change your air filters at least once a month. A clean filter makes for a cleaner heating experience. Observe a dirty filter: it’s literally gray or black. It’s working hard to clear the air of the dust particles.
- Resolve to know your options if you need HVAC maintenance. If your HVAC professional advises you of any problems or challenges during the maintenance check, be sure you get all the information about options so you can make a good decision. Whether you hold off buying a new unit or decide to replace everything for energy efficiency, know how to search for and purchase these appliances.
Most of all, have realistic expectations for yourself and your HVAC system. Be sure you maintain your investment and when buying new products, look for brands that save energy and can save you money over the long haul.