5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy HVAC System

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Happy New Year! It’s always an exciting time with new beginnings and new opportunities! This time of year, so many people are busy focussing on new goals, improving their health and just being better versions of themselves. While it may often be overlooked, we want to encourage you not to forget about your HVAC and the role it plays in your health and well-being. Whether you’ve made resolutions already or not, consider adding these to your list for a healthy HVAC system!

1. Install a Thermostat That Helps Optimize Efficiency & Comfort

This year, commit to improving your home’s energy efficiency and improving your comfort by installing a programmable or smart thermostat. These advanced devices not only simplify your life but can also contribute to significant savings on your heating and cooling expenses. They ensure your HVAC system doesn’t work too hard by maintaining a consistent schedule.

You can program your thermostat to sync with your routine. For example, if you leave for work at the same time every day, the temperature will automatically adjust at the time you set so you don’t waste energy heating your home more than necessary during the day. Likewise, you program it to readjust by the time you’re home from work. 

A programmable thermostat or smart thermostat allows you to have precise control of your home comfort, and it helps you save energy and money by optimizing energy consumption.

2. Invest in Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Why not invest in your indoor air quality and improve your family’s health? Your indoor air quality plays a significant role in your overall health and well-being. There are some simple ways you can drastically enhance your air quality, including:

Through these steps, you can create a healthier and more comfortable living environment for you and your loved ones. Plus, better indoor air quality keeps your HVAC system in better condition and helps it last longer.

3. Schedule Seasonal Preventative Maintenance 

Another smart HVAC resolution you should commit to this year is scheduling seasonal preventative maintenance. Your HVAC system requires annual maintenance at a minimum, but with seasonal tune-ups, you can enhance your system’s performance, improve efficiency, and extend your unit’s lifespan. On top of all that, regular maintenance and inspections help you avoid unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. A well-maintained HVAC system is more reliable, more efficient and healthier. 

4. Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Getting your air ducts cleaned will have an impact on your indoor air quality, but it also benefits your whole HVAC system. Air ducts are a critical component of your home’s heating and cooling system. Dirty air ducts circulate dust and contaminants throughout your home and compromise your health. Similarly, the same particles get cycled through the HVAC system itself, which also affects its overall health and performance. 

Start the new year with clean ducts and a cleaner indoor environment! 

5. Upgrade Your HVAC 

Finally, consider upgrading your system. Most HVAC systems last between 10-15 years, so if yours is around this old or older, it could be a good time to upgrade. Specifically, consider upgrading to a high-efficiency unit. This way, you can save energy, reduce your carbon footprint and have a new system that works better and will last longer. 

Newer HVAC systems are designed with advanced technologies that enhance energy efficiency, air filtration, and performance overall. Not to mention, a new system comes with a new warranty and will experience far fewer breakdowns and need less maintenance and repairs.

If you have an older unit that you keep paying to fix, it might be time to upgrade and save yourself time, energy, and money. 

Get in touch with us to upgrade your HVAC, schedule maintenance, and for all your other heating and cooling needs!

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