As we usher in a new year, it’s time to consider how we can improve our comfort and wellness within our homes. A major component of our daily comfort is our heating and air conditioning system. To ensure it functions optimally year-round, here are some resolutions you may want to adopt for 2024.
Keep Vents and Air Flow Unobstructed
Making the most of your system involves ensuring that vents are free from obstruction. It’s a habit to reorient — occasionally examine your vent areas to ensure they’re not covered by furniture or drapes. This not only improves your system’s efficiency but also prevents uneven temperatures within your living space.
Prioritize Regular Filter Changes
One of the simplest yet crucial tasks you can do for your HVAC system is regularly changing the air filters. North Hollywood, with its varying levels of pollen and dust, demands that your indoor air quality is constantly managed. Aim to change your filters every month during high-usage periods like the intense summers and chilly winters. During the milder seasons, a change every three months should suffice.
Schedule Professional Maintenance
To avoid disruption of your HVAC’s operation, especially when you need it most, make it a habit to schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year. Experienced local technicians can comprehensively inspect your system to catch small issues before they become major problems. This step is not only about prolonging the unit’s life span; it’s about peace of mind.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat can make a significant difference in your energy consumption and costs. With smart zoning and temperature control, you can tailor your heating and air conditioning usage to when you need it most, without overheating or overcooling unoccupied spaces.
Consider a System Upgrade if Due
HVAC technology is evolving constantly, and so should your system. If your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump is reaching the 10 to 15-year mark, it might be time to consider an upgrade. Newer, more energy-efficient models can significantly reduce your utility bills and increase comfort in your home.
Take Proactive Steps Against Potential Problems
Always be vigilant. At the first sign of an issue with your heating and air conditioning system, don’t hesitate to contact professionals. By taking preemptive action, you can avert more significant concerns in the future and ensure your system remains reliable throughout the year.
As we stride ahead into 2024, remember that the care you extend to your HVAC system reflects directly on the comfort and quality of life within your home. Reliable Air Conditioning & Heating is dedicated to helping you maintain your HVAC resolutions for healthier, more efficient living spaces throughout the year.