As we turn the page on our calendars to a new month, it's an excellent time to give your home a little extra attention, especially when it comes to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A. Borrelli is dedicated to helping you maintain a comfortable and energy-efficient home. We've compiled a list of valuable tips to ensure your HVAC system is running smoothly and your indoor environment remains pleasant throughout the coming month.
Change Your HVAC Filters:
One of the most fundamental tasks for HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters regularly. Clogged or dirty filters can impede airflow and make your system work harder, leading to increased energy consumption and reduced efficiency. Start the month off right by replacing your filters, and make it a monthly habit to ensure optimal performance.
Schedule Professional Maintenance:
Consider scheduling a professional HVAC maintenance service at the beginning of each season or at least once a year. Regular maintenance can identify and address potential issues before they become costly repairs. It also helps improve energy efficiency and prolong the lifespan of your system.
Check Your Thermostat Settings:
Review your thermostat settings and program them for energy efficiency. Adjust the temperature based on your occupancy and comfort needs. If you haven't already, invest in a programmable or smart thermostat, which can learn your preferences and create customized schedules to maximize energy savings.
Inspect Your HVAC System:
Take a moment to inspect your HVAC system. Ensure that there are no obstructions around the outdoor unit, such as overgrown vegetation or debris. Additionally, check for any visible signs of damage, leaks, or strange noises. If you notice any issues, contact A. Borrelli for a thorough inspection.
Clean Vents and Ducts:
Clean and dust your vents and registers to ensure good airflow and prevent allergens from circulating in your home. If you suspect your ductwork is dirty or leaking, consider contacting us and having it professionally cleaned or inspected for repairs.
Monitor Energy Usage:
Stay on top of your energy usage by reviewing your utility bills. If you notice a sudden increase in energy consumption, it may be an indicator of an HVAC problem or inefficiency. Address these issues promptly to prevent further energy waste.
Invest in Energy-Efficient Upgrades:
Consider upgrading your HVAC system or other appliances to more energy-efficient models. Energy-efficient equipment can lower your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
Prepare for Seasonal Changes:
As the seasons transition, prepare your HVAC system accordingly. In the fall, ensure your heating system is ready to tackle colder temperatures.
Create a Maintenance Calendar:
To stay organized and on top of your HVAC maintenance tasks, create a calendar that outlines when specific tasks should be performed. This can help you avoid overlooking important maintenance chores and ensure your HVAC system runs efficiently year-round.