Now that the holidays are over it is time for us all to get back to reality and take care of business. If you are like us you enjoyed your break and maybe even put things off that you would normally take care of on a regular basis. Since it is the beginning of a new year we wanted to give you a few ideas that will help your heating and cooling units. Below are some HVAC New Year’s resolutions you can participate in.
- Replace your air filters every 60-90 days.
- You may even want to consider replacing your air filters more frequently than this if you live in an area with particularly dirty air. Being a Utah resident you are more than familiar with what the outside air quality is like during winter. Let’s all make a resolution to pay more attention to our furnaces and air conditioners and replace those filters on a frequent basis.
- Setup a maintenance agreement with a local HVAC company.
- For a minimal fee, you can have a professional do a safety inspection and tune-up on your unit on a yearly basis. This is an outstanding idea because it keeps your warranty intact, prevents leaks, increases efficiency, and adds years to the lifespan of your heating and cooling units.
- Commit to performing monthly visual inspections.
- Take 5-10 minutes a month and look over your air conditioner, furnace, swamp cooler and heat pumps. You want to make sure that they are clean and free of debris. The industry standard is to have at least a 2-foot clearance around the unit to allow proper air flow and prevent overheating. Don’t let your HVAC units be forgotten, put a quick reminder on your calendar to remind you to do a quick visual inspection.
- Check your batteries.
- The beginning of a new year is a great time to check and replace the batteries in your thermostat, carbon monoxide detectors as well as fire detectors. Safety is key for us and we always recommend to our customers to stay up to date with the monitors of their home or business.
These are just some simple things that you can do to take better care of your heating and cooling system. As you perform these tasks make sure that you keep a sharp eye out for cracks, leaks, weird noises or any sign that your units have been compromised. Let’s all take the new year as a great reason to turn the corner and take care of our hvac systems.