The New Year is often the time when people devote themselves to some self-improvement resolutions. But as you take steps to better your life and yourself, don’t forget to look at other parts of your life and home as well. There are many ways you can improve your air quality, HVAC performance and energy efficiency just by establishing some good, helpful habits regarding your heating and cooling.
Proper care and maintenance of your HVAC system can help save you money on your energy bills, prevent expensive repairs and even prolong the life of your system. Here are some things our HVAC experts at Cooper Bros suggest can help you make better use of your air conditioning and heating system this year.
Filter changes. More often than not, most air conditioner repair jobs can be traced back to a clogged filter. Air filters must be replaced at least once every 90 days. In areas that get a lot of dust and pollution, you may even need to up your frequency to once every 30 days, or as needed. This year, mark your calendar in advance to remind yourself when to check your filter and schedule a change so you never have to suffer through low air circulation and poor performance at the times you need your AC the most.
Air and water leaks. Contact your local HVAC contractor for a thorough inspection of your system at least once every six months. This is most often done at the beginning of summer and winter. Talk to your contractor about detecting and sealing any potential air leaks in your windows and doors as well to further improve the performance of your HVAC system.
Regular maintenance. Along with inspections and tune-ups, call your air conditioner replacement and repair contractor for regular maintenance visits as well. This can be done at least once every year, or for older systems, as often as needed. Sign up for a maintenance program so you never forget any important HVAC service appointments again.
This New Year, make sure your HVAC system is in good shape with the help of our professionals at Cooper Bros. Give us a call at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate today.