Valentine’s Day is approaching, and love is in the air. You love your family and friends… But do you love your HVAC? It’s been there for you through heat and cold. It’s always working to take care of you, making sure you’re comfortable. It deserves a little love. Here are four things you can do to show your HVAC system you care.
How long has your system been using the same old air filter? If it’s been more than a few months, it’s probably clogged and dirty. Air doesn’t flow through it as well, forcing it to work harder to heat or cool your home, wasting energy and wearing it out more quickly. Buy and install a new filter to keep your home’s air clean and flowing freely. Be sure to check the filter once a month and replace it every three to six months, to keep your HVAC system at peak performance for years to come.
A smart thermostat is like fine jewelry for your HVAC system. WiFi enabled so you can control it from your mobile device, it can remember your heating and cooling preferences, adjust based on forecasted weather conditions, and provide recommendations to help you save energy while still keeping comfortable.
Your ducts need love too. Leaks can reduce airflow through your home, wasting energy. Look for pinhole leaks, tears, or places where two sections have come apart. Repair them with metal tape or mastic sealant. Don’t use duct tape, as air can leak out from underneath over time. And your ducts deserve better than that.
If you really love your HVAC, take it on a date — a maintenance date. Call your HVAC technician to check your system and make sure it’s functioning optimally for the upcoming cooling season. The visit includes oiling moving parts, checking coolant levels, making sure the thermostat functions properly, and more.
For more tips on how to love your HVAC system, contact us at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve served Peachtree City’s heating and cooling needs since 2001.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.