New Year’s Resolution for Your Air Conditioning & Heating Systems
The new year is almost here! Are you (and your HVAC system) ready to greet 2017? Many Orlando homeowners are guilty of neglecting their HVAC systems—or at least not giving them the attention they should. Even the best of us might forget to check our systems or change our filters for a while. Our experts at Greens Energy Services are here to make keeping up with your HVAC system a little easier this year.
Our Top HVAC Resolutions for Orlando Homeowners
Follow these New Year’s HVAC resolutions to keep your system healthy and your Florida home comfortable until 2018 rolls around!
Schedule Annual HVAC Maintenance
Ask around—any HVAC professional will tell you that regular maintenance is the key to preventing problems, malfunctions, and expensive repairs with your HVAC system. Maintenance will save energy, keep your house safe, help you avoid unnecessary (and pricey!) repairs, and extend your HVAC unit’s lifespan.
Change Air Filters Regularly
How often do you suppose you should change the air filters in your HVAC system? Once a year? Twice a year? Nope! To avoid severe efficiency problems with your HVAC system you should be checking your filters once a month. If they seem dirty, change them! If you’ve been lax with air filter maintenance in the past, you might be surprised by the difference it can make!
Heat & Cool Your House Efficiently
How do you handle heating and cooling in your home? If you just set the thermostat to one baseline temperature whether it’s mid-summer or mid-winter, your energy bills are likely higher than they could be! If your home doesn’t have a programmable thermostat, make it a priority to get one installed! There are various models and different settings to ensure you’re not using more energy than you need.
Keep Your Air Vents Clear
Additionally, be sure to keep all of your air vents unblocked and opened. While you’re rearranging furniture and cleaning this spring, make sure all of your intake and outtake vents aren’t being covered up or blocked. Blocked air vents can cause poor air circulation in your home. It might seem like a money-saver to close off vents in rooms when you aren’t using them, but doing so can lead to poor airflow and even reduce the lifespan of your ducts.
Read Through the ENERGY STAR® Guide
A government-backed program designed around energy efficiency, ENERGY STAR®’s website is chock full of helpful information for saving money, reducing greenhouse emissions, and staying energy-efficient. Give ENERGY STAR’s Guide to Energy Efficient Cooling and Heating a read-through. Even thumbing through it may help you stay a little more energy-efficient this year!
Stay true to these New Year’s resolutions to make sure your HVAC system continues working effectively and efficiently this year.
Peerless HVAC Solutions & Services in Orlando, Florida
Are you in need of your annual HVAC system maintenance or looking for a fresh installation for the new year? Greens Energy Services can meet all of your HVAC needs in Central Florida, including Orlando. Contact us and see what we can do for you!