It’s a new year, which means you have 365 new days to set goals and have a fresh start! When we come up with new year’s resolutions, they often consist of making changes to our diets, getting a gym membership, or maybe even starting a new career. But we don’t often think about making New Year’s resolutions for our home. Now’s the time! Here are the top 7 new years resolutions for your heating and cooling unit.
1. Upgrade Your HVAC Unit
New year, new heating system – anyone? If your current heating and cooling unit is old and not working properly, then chances are it’s not super efficient. Consider investing in a new system that is more energy-efficient and will save you money in the long run.
2. Have A Maintenance Schedule
You should plan to have a maintenance schedule lined up – and the new year is the perfect time to do so. Having your heating and cooling unit serviced at least once a year will help ensure your comfort, safety, and peace of mind. Schedule your appointments ahead of time, so you don’t forget! The best time to maintain your heating unit is in the early fall, and the best time to maintain your cooing unit is in the early spring.
3. Install A Smart Thermostat
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat installed, consider having one installed this year. This can help your system become more energy-efficient, which can in turn save you money. While manual thermostats still allow you to adjust the temperature and switch from heating to cooling as you need to, they’re missing two very important things: convenience and energy-efficiency. With smart thermostats, you can adjust your temperature from wherever right from your home. You can even program your heating and cooling schedule ahead of time.
4. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Having an efficient heating and cooling unit helps contribute to your overall health and well-being by keeping your indoor air quality in check. You can also improve your indoor air quality by changing your filter regularly, adding a UV air cleaner or dehumidifier, and having your ducts cleaned on a regular basis.
5. Add Zoning
To have more control over cooled or warmed air distribution, consider adding zoning systems to your home this new year. Zoning systems are incredibly beneficial especially if you have people in your home with a variety of different comfort preferences. A zoned system allows you to control the comfort level of each zone (or area of the house) independently without impacting the other zones.
6. Seal Air Leaks
If you notice drafty areas of your home, or areas that don’t warm up as easily as others, then you may have leaks in your home. Air leaks in your doors and windows, for example, can cause your heat and cool air to escape. Not only does this make for an uncomfortable living environment, but it also can contribute to your higher-than-usual energy bills. Seal all air leaks and make sure your heat and cool air aren’t escaping.
7. Keep Track Of Problems
Grab a pen and paper and make some notes! When did you first start noticing that smell when your furnace kicked on? How long have you heard your AC making that strange sound? When’s the last time you scheduled a maintenance? Keeping track of these things will help you stay organized this year and make sure you don’t go too long without addressing serious issues. It’s important you don’t ignore warning signs, no matter big or small they appear to be.
It’s Time To Set New Year’s Resolutions For Your HVAC Unit! Contact The Pros at Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric For All Your Heating and Cooling Needs In Tampa, FL And Surrounding Areas
Looking to schedule HVAC maintenance, repair, replacement, or installation? Give us a call! Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric is here to help with all your heating and cooling needs. You can call Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric at (813) 524-6313 or contact us online here to schedule your appointment today.