The New Year brings with it plenty of opportunities to start anew and resolve to make positive changes in our lives. While most of us vow to make changes to improve our health and wellbeing, consider making a few resolutions to improve the health of your home as well!
Making a few small changes in the way that you maintain and care for your HVAC system can not only make the air you breathe cleaner but can also extend the life of your entire system.
Here are seven easy HVAC New Year’s resolutions from our team at Integrity Home Solutions to make the most of your heating & cooling system this year!
Resolution #1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly
This may seem like a simple resolution, but it is a very important aspect of maintaining your HVAC system. Air filters keep the air that you and your family breathe free of contaminants like dust, dirt, and other toxins. Plus, with regular filter changes, your system will run more efficiently.
Pro Tip: We recommend changing your air filters every 30-60 days. If you have pets, you might need to change them more often.
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Resolution #2. Install a Programmable Thermostat
If you don’t already have one, consider making this the year that you upgrade to the convenience of a programmable thermostat. These high-tech thermostats can save you money on your heating and cooling costs since you can program the thermostat to heat or cool your home based on your unique needs or schedule.
- Do you leave for work every day at 8:30 AM? Program your thermostat to stop heating or cooling your home while you are at the office and to turn it on as you are heading home.
- Going on vacation? Set the optimal temperature to combat humidity while you are enjoying your time away.
Resolution #3. Schedule Seasonal Preventative Maintenance
Seasonal HVAC maintenance ensures that your HVAC system continues to run smoothly. Our 5-star technicians from Integrity Home Solutions will keep your heating and cooling system in tip-top condition so it will function at peak efficiency year-round.
Further, routine HVAC maintenance guarantees that any problems are caught early before they become bigger (and more costly) issues!
The New Year is a great time for seasonal HVAC maintenance! Call our team at Integrity Home Solutions to schedule today—813-473-6007!
Resolution #4. Improve Indoor Air Quality
The indoor air quality of your home is a crucial aspect of the health of your entire family. If you adopt better habits, maintaining your indoor air quality will be a breeze! Changing your air filter is at the top of the list, but adding green plants inside your home can also help improve the air quality in your home.
Our HVAC technicians at Integrity Home Solutions can measure your indoor air quality and recommend ways to improve it, such as installing a UV air filter, dehumidifiers, or having your air ducts cleaned.
Resolution #5. Clean Your Air Ducts
Air ducts are an important component of your HVAC system and if they are dirty, contaminants will continuously circulate throughout your home.
We recommend having your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. If it’s been a while, now is the perfect time to call Integrity for clean air ducts!
Resolution #6. Upgrade Your HVAC System
HVAC systems generally last around 10-15 years before they need to be replaced. If your HVAC is nearing that 10–15-year mark, it may be time to consider upgrading to a more efficient unit. While this is a large investment, the benefits are well worth it. A new HVAC system is more energy-efficient, which can help you save on your utility bills for years to come.
Resolution #7. Adjust Your Thermostat
Though we all have temperature preferences in our homes, if you lower your thermostat by just a couple of degrees during the cooler months and increase it by a couple of degrees in the summer, you can save on energy costs each month.
This tiny step keeps your HVAC system from having to work too hard, extending its lifespan.
Start the New Year Right with Integrity Home Solutions
Our team at Integrity Home Solutions is ready to help make this year the best yet for your HVAC system. Whether you need to schedule preventive maintenance, install a new HVAC system, or clean your ducts, we are here to help!
Kick off the New Year by resolving to keep your HVAC running efficiently. Call our 5-star team at Integrity Home Solutions today—813-473-6007!