As a homeowner, you want to make sure your heating or air conditioning unit is in top condition all year round. By minimizing wear and tear, you boost your HVAC system’s energy efficiency while reducing the likelihood of breakdowns over the heating and cooling seasons. In addition to scheduling preventative maintenance, keep in mind the following best practices:
Install a New Thermostat
Doing this helps optimize your HVAC system’s performance. If your current thermostat is old and not as efficient as before, consider replacing it with a new programmable model. It has pre-programmed settings designed to ensure comfort inside your home while you are away or sleeping at night. With this, you not only reduce the likelihood of wear and tear that leads to sudden breakdowns but also cut down on energy expenses.
Change Your HVAC Filters
The importance of changing air filter in home ventilation systems cannot be overstated enough. Don’t add further strain on the HVAC system’s interior components. Air can no longer flow into the indoor unit with ease if there’s excess dust or debris on the filters. Consider changing them every one to three months depending on their thickness.
Improve Insulation in Your Home
Having a well-insulated home means you don’t have to rely solely on your HVAC system for comfort. For the most part, you only have to use it at a minimum, especially when it’s particularly hot or cold outside. To ensure efficient insulation, check your windows if their seals are still intact. Otherwise, you can apply caulking or spray foam. Replace old weatherstripping to all doors in your home, as well.
Keep Up With Repairs
As soon as your HVAC system is acting strangely, don’t delay. If it is short-cycling on and off, emanating odors when turned on, or not blowing the right amount of conditioned air into your room, contact a certified technician as soon as possible. Staying on top of such problems helps you save money on future repairs.
Call All Weather for Your HVAC Needs
All Weather is your leading provider of HVAC services, including heating and air conditioning repairs, installations, and maintenance. For more information about your furnace inspection checklist or ways to extend the life span of your HVAC unit, call (707) 447-9855 today. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Vacaville, CA, and the surrounding communities.