Your HVAC Checklist for the New Year
Your home’s HVAC system is a big investment. In addition, proper functioning is vital to the health and well-being of your family and guests. As a homeowner, it is up to you to take the lead and make sure the steps are taken to ensure proper and safe operations of your heating, cooling, and ventilation system. You do not have to be a trained technician to do some basic inspections and cleanings. Of course, a thorough technical inspection at the start of each season should be performed by an industry professional.
Change Air Filters
The air filters for your home’s system should be changed according to the instructions provided by your air-conditioning or furnace manufacturer. For a home with no pets, this is generally every 90 days. If you have pets, you should change your filter every 60 days. If your family suffers from allergies, it’s wise to change as often as every 20 days. For best results, inspect your filter monthly and change it when you can see it’s dirty. It’s also very important to be sure you purchase the right filter for your system. If you have any doubts, ask Home Heating Service, Inc. or a manufacturer’s representative.
As the seasons come and go, make sure you adjust your thermostat to accommodate temperature changes. This will keep your unit operating with better efficiency, save you money, and assure your comfort.
Dust with Microfiber Cloth
To ensure that dust does not accumulate on or around your heating and cooling unit, dust the parts you can reach weekly. It is important to use microfiber dusting cloths because they leave no lint. Try using the cloth wet or dry to see which way you get better results.
Schedule Pre-season Inspections
It seems that the first cold spell of winter and the first hot spell of summer sneak up on us. Schedule your inspections with anticipation of needing your heating or cooling system early each season. Set up your inspections one to two months in advance. This way, you can be sure that your system will be safe and operating with maximum efficiency when you need it. Plus, if you do need repair work, there will be time for the technicians to complete an accurate job.
The experienced staff at Home Heating Service, Inc. are heating and cooling experts serving Colorado Springs, CO. When you have questions or want input from a certified technician, give our office a call.