5 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions to Boost Efficiency in 2020

Many people make New Year’s resolutions every year. Few truly follow through. While you may be planning on losing weight or eating healthier for your New Year’s resolutions, we suggest also prioritizing the health of your HVAC unit. For this year, add a couple extra goals to your list with these HVAC New Year’s resolutions to help you boost efficiency and save possibly hundreds in annual energy bills.

Schedule Bi-Annual Maintenance – Most HVAC systems are lucky if they receive annual maintenance check-ups. Up the ante and make plans to schedule bi-annual preventative maintenance visits from Gorman Mechanical from here on out. Tuning up your system in the spring and fall ensures that all components are working properly to efficiently power your home or business. And most importantly, you can prevent expensive emergency fixes by proactively managing the servicing of your hard-working HVAC equipment.

Frequently Change Your Filters – If you are lax about changing your system’s filters, there is a good chance you are not getting max efficiency out of the unit. On average, we suggest you change your filter every three months. However, if you smoke or have pets, you will need to change it more often to help your system keep up with blowing clean, healthy air through your living space. Simply mark days on your calendar the proper amount of time apart, and hold yourself responsible every time a replacement is due.

Improve Indoor Air Quality – Proper air filter replacement can add to indoor air quality and system efficiency, but boosting the quality of the indoor air you breathe goes beyond simple air filters. Without indoor air quality management, you face the risks of increased allergens, triggered asthma, and the absorption of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). You can prevent these issues and promote healthy indoor air by installing humidifiers, air purifiers, electronic air cleaners, and UV lights to support the proper humidity levels, air circulation, and particle filtration in North Texas.

Get Smart – Get a smart thermostat, that is. If you have an older HVAC unit you may just want to upgrade to a programmable thermostat to help you precisely adjust temperatures. However, if you have a new model, consider a smart thermostat. You can operate these remotely from your smartphone, allowing you to change temperatures and program settings for efficiency with just a tap of your phone screen.

Seal Ducts – One major change you can make is to take care to seal all air leaks in your home and foundation. Arming yourself with a caulk gun and sealing every space that seems to contain a leak can save you on monthly energy use and prolong the life of your HVAC system. However, by sealing off your home, you may also restrict air flow a bit. Make sure you check in with an HVAC technician if you take on a project like duct sealing to verify you still maximize air flow, even after sealing your home more tightly.

By choosing just one of these HVAC New Year’s resolutions for 2020, we know your system will be in better shape. For any information on our preventative maintenance plans or other ways you can care for your unit throughout year, contact us today.

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