February is not only the month to celebrate Valentine's day, but it is also National Heart Month. Just as it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for a strong heart, the same goes for your home. Your HVAC system is the heart of your home and requires regular maintenance and upkeep.
Here are just a few ways that you can ensure that your HVAC unit has a long and healthy life.
1) Inspect, clean, or change air filters once a month.
Changing the filters is the single most straight forward HVAC maintenance task for you to do. When the air filter is dirty, it slows down the process of heating or cooling, and can negatively affect the building’s indoor air quality. Dust gathered on old filters gets circulated throughout your home when you turn on your HVAC unit. If you have serious allergy problems, consider investing in a HEPA air filter.
2) Keep an eye on any issues.
It's important to proactively spot any issues with your HVAC unit. If you notice higher than usual utility bills, off noises or smells, or problems with home temperature, contact an HVAC specialist to ensure it's not part of a bigger issue.
3) Get seasonal maintenance checks
Preventative maintenance is key to a healthy HVAC system, and a comfortable, happy indoor environment. Reactive maintenance (only when it's needed) is a costly way to maintain your HVAC unit. Regular servicing can spot big problems while they are still small. Your HVAC technician from A. Borrelli can suggest critical areas for maintenance long before those components are in danger of breaking down.
With licensed, trained, and insured technicians in Westchester, homeowners in the southeastern part of New York State can count on A. Borrelli to handle their heating, cooling, and plumbing needs expediently. At A. Borrelli in New York, we do HVAC and plumbing right, so call us at (914) 495-3030 today!