Air Filters, Attic Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Condenser, Ductwork, HVAC Habits, HVAC System, Maintenance, Smart Thermostat, Vents

As January unfolds, signaling the beginning of a new year ripe with possibilities, it’s customary to set resolutions spanning various aspects of life, from finances to personal goals. Originating from ancient traditions, these resolutions hold the promise of a prosperous future. But what about your HVAC system? Milford Heating & Cooling suggests integrating your HVAC system into your resolutions for a smoother, trouble-free year. With the right HVAC habits, you can elevate your quality of life by adopting these eight essential steps to keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape. 

  • Prioritize Seasonal Maintenance Checks: Help ensure the longevity of your HVAC system by prioritizing your regular seasonal maintenance checks. Addressing potential issues proactively prevents long-term damage and safeguards your manufacturer’s warranty. So, even when you feel like “everything is running fine” and you don’t need a maintenance check, make it a point to schedule one anyways. Typically, homeowners should schedule an appointment for their AC in spring and another for their furnace before its first use in the fall. Bear in mind that preventative maintenance is the best form of maintenance; it keeps the small issues from turning into more significant ones. 
  • Prioritize Your Air Filters: Implement a simple routine with a significant impact—change your air filters every 1-2 months. Regularly replacing filters reduces strain on your system, promoting optimal efficiency year-round and minimizing energy consumption. So, changing your air filters as recommended per industry standards is the best way to set your system up for success. 
  • Prioritize Your HVAC Vents: Improve air quality and HVAC efficiency by including vent cleaning in your regular maintenance routine. Dusty vents can compromise air quality, so be sure to prioritize this area for healthier indoor air quality. 
  • Prioritize Your Thermostat: If you haven’t done so yet, consider embracing the future by upgrading to a smart thermostat. Gain remote control over your home’s temperature, save energy, and sync settings with your weekly schedule. Doing so paves the way for more cost-effective options to start your year on an energy-efficient note. Start the year off smart with a smart thermostat! 
  • Prioritize Your Attic Insulation: Next, address temperature fluctuations and reduce strain on your HVAC system by assessing your attic insulation. If you’ve been dealing with unevenly regulated rooms or a constantly running HVAC system, your attic insulation may just be lacking. Experts suggest that each attic should have a minimum of ten inches of insulation, so if you find yours to be anything less than this, it’s time to start forming a plan to upgrade it this year.  
  • Prioritize Your Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures: You should also include ceiling fans and light fixtures in your regular cleaning regimen to maintain high indoor air quality (IAQ). Consistent cleaning of these components helps to prevent these elements from compromising IAQ and overworking your HVAC system. 
  • Prioritize Your Condenser: It’s wise to inspect and clear debris around your condenser regularly, even during winter. This precautionary measure safeguards your unit’s longevity by preventing outdoor objects from causing damage. A quick check helps avoid unnecessary damage that could have taken place without you noticing. So, stay vigilant for sticks, branches, leaves, loose debris, or other outdoor clutter that may have fallen onto or near the unit. 
  • Prioritize Your Ducts: Guarantee the efficiency of your HVAC system and indoor air quality by scheduling professional duct cleaning every three to five years. Clean ducts play a crucial role in maintaining a healthier living environment by preventing the accumulation of dust and other airborne particles and contaminants. If you can’t remember the last time you had a professional duct cleaning, consider having one done this year! 

By incorporating these eight HVAC resolutions, you set the stage for a healthier and more efficient system this year. Consistent adherence to good practices contributes to a trouble-free year for you and your family.  

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