As we make new years resolutions to address change in our lives, consider making resolutions to improve your home or business HVAC system. Whether you want to invest in a new heating and cooling system for your Dallas, Texas, home, or business, or you want to get the most of what you have, now is the perfect time to make plans. Consider the following five New Years’ resolutions for your home or commercial business Heating & Air Conditioning system.
CHANGE YOUR AIR FILTERS ON A REGULAR BASIS
While it’s such an easy task, changing the air filter to your HVAC system is one of the most important and simplest tasks to do. This is because air filters prevent dirt, dust, and other particles from entering your HVAC system. Over time these filters become clogged by these particles which can reduce the airflow and the efficiency of your unit. We recommend replacing the air filters every three to six months. The time frame depends on the age and condition of your system. If there are any pets in the household, air filter replacement may need to be replaced more frequently. Consider every season change as the perfect date to change your filter. These four opportunities, which occur approximately every three months, are the spring equinox, summer solstice, fall equinox, and winter solstice.
SCHEDULE ROUTINE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
Another resolution to consider for your home or business’s HVAC system is preventative maintenance. During a maintenance visit, our technicians complete a list of tasks, from checking fluid levels to lubricating moving parts. Our technicians will also identify minor problems and provide recommendations to address these issues. These recommendations are to prevent major repairs or a complete breakdown in the future. As part of our Freedom Family Plan, which is our maintenance agreement, you’ll get a discount on certain parts and labor.
For your home, we recommend semi-annual HVAC maintenance tune-ups to keep your home HVAC system running smoothly all year long. Ideally, this would be once before the summer and the second visit before the winter. For your business, we recommend having a licensed and trained HVAC technician come out to evaluate your HVAC system. They can come up with a plan to make sure your unit is ready for every season. At a commercial property, maintenance visits should be scheduled on a quarterly or semi-annual basis. An HVAC tech can help determine which option is best for you.
INVEST IN A SMART THERMOSTAT
Smart thermostats are a great update to consider for your home this new year. A smart thermostat can learn the heating and cooling schedule of your home or business. This allows the HVAC system to only run when necessary. As a result, you can potentially save up to $180 every year in energy costs. Smart thermostats also connect to your home or business’s Wi-Fi network. This allows you to access and adjust the temperature from anywhere you are. There are many added benefits to smart thermostats, which an HVAC technician can discuss with you.
IMPROVE THE INDOOR AIR QUALITY
Indoor air quality is crucial for the health of your family, especially during a pandemic. IAQ is also essential to the efficiency of your HVAC unit. We offer a range of services and products to consider. These services include air duct cleaning and air duct sealing. Air duct systems are an important part of the HVAC system. We recommend getting duct cleaning performed every three to five years. Air duct sealing ensures that the air duct systems are as tightly sealed as possible. Sealing the air ducts prevents air from escaping into the attic or the walls. Duct sealing can also help keep added dirt, dust, or debris from getting into the ductwork itself.
Products we recommend are an air purifier, UV lights, a humidifier, or a dehumidifier depending on your needs. These products help protect against airborne germs, pet dander, or pollen, which are typical allergens found in the circulating air. Whether it’s for your home or business, you want to make sure the air you breathe is as clean as it can be!
CONSIDER AN HVAC SYSTEM UPGRADE
The approximate lifespan of an HVAC system is between 10 to 15 years. Older systems frequently incur added expenses in maintenance and repairs. Though purchasing a new HVAC system is a major investment, the benefits for your home or business outweigh the costs. Newer HVAC systems are more energy-efficient which can help save you money in the long run. Ask our team for a quote to determine the best size HVAC for your home or business.