Resolve to Keep Your HVAC System Running Smoothly
We’ve all made our personal New Year’s Resolutions throughout the years. And, while losing weight and getting in shape top many people’s lists, there are some resolutions we can make that will improve our lives that don’t require nearly the self-control that dieting and exercising do.
One of those is to resolve to keep your HVAC system in good working order.
It’s just one of life’s ironies that your heat will go out on the coldest day of the year so make it imperative that this year, you’ll be able to brave the winter with a working heating system.
Read on for some tips from your Brooklyn heating experts that will help you keep this resolution!
1. Change Your Air Filters
This is so easy that it often gets overlooked and forgotten. Just mark it on your calendar to change the filter based on the brand recommendation. This not only helps your HVAC system, it also helps you breathe better.
2. Install a Smart Thermostat
These programmable thermostats not only control your home’s temperature, they can be linked to your phone so you can control your home’s climate remotely. They prolong your HVAC system since it won’t run when it shouldn’t and they give you the power to heat your home way you like.
3. Vacuum and Dust More Often
While this just sounds like something every homeowner should know to do, the fact is that decluttering your home helps your heating system “breathe” better, which prolongs its life. If you have pets, you may need to do these chores more often, but the effort will save you money in the long run.
4. Don’t Ignore Odd Noises or Smells
If you hear banging noises or smell something weird, call in a professional to check your furnace or boiler. The problem is not going to solve itself, so ignoring it won’t make it go away. Something that could be easily and inexpensively fixed could turn into a costly endeavor if not looked at right away.
5. Get a Maintenance Plan
A good HVAC service company will offer its loyal customers preventative maintenance plans that can be used to have your HVAC system checked yearly. These checkups can reveal issues that, left alone, could develop into major problems down the line. Get a maintenance plan and use it.
6. Upgrade your HVAC System
At some point, all systems age and wear out. If your boiler, furnace or other heating system is more than 10 years old, it may be time to replace your heating system. Chances are a new, more efficient system will end up paying for itself in energy savings over the next several years, anyway.
While we at Petri Plumbing & Heating hope that you have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2022, we also want your home to be comfortable, warm and inviting. If we can help you with this endeavor, please call us to schedule an appointment.