February is the perfect time to show your HVAC system you care. Spread the love this month and give your heating and cooling system some extra attention to make sure it’s thriving – and not costing you more money than necessary! Here are 7 ways to show your HVAC system some love.
1. Change Air Filters
The first way to show your HVAC system some love is with an air filter change. Not only will your system appreciate it, but you’ll also reap the rewards of a system that operates more efficiently. Depending on the air filter type, you should change it every 1-3 months. This alleviates strain on your HVAC system, enhances its longevity, and keeps utility bills in check. Remember, dirty filters hinder airflow, causing your system to work harder, so show your HVAC system some love by ensuring it breathes easy with clean filters.
2. Clear Vents/Registers
Next, check your unit’s vents and registers. Make sure they’re free of dust, debris and obstructions. Remove anything that could reduce airflow, including curtains or furniture that may be blocking them. Doing so will make for a healthier home and enhance the efficiency of your HVAC system.
3. Check & Seal Drafts
Take this time to check for and seal any drafts and air leaks. This will help keep your home cozy and more energy-efficient. Begin by checking for drafts around windows, doors, and various openings. Sealing these air leaks and improving insulation reduces the workload on your HVAC system, leading to potential energy savings, and reduces the risk of breakdowns caused by overcompensation.
4. Upgrade Thermostat
Spread the love by upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. These intelligent devices go beyond temperature control; they improve efficiency and help your HVAC equipment operate effectively and last longer. In the chilly days of February, a programmable thermostat ensures your home is warm when you need it, but it also gives your HVAC system a breather when you’re away or tucked in bed.
5. Inspect Outdoor Unit
In the spirit of giving your HVAC system the care it deserves, take a look at your outdoor unit. Ensure that it’s free from any debris like leaves, ice, and snow. These can affect the proper operation of your unit, potentially leading to increased energy consumption. Clearing away these obstructions ensures optimal airflow, a crucial factor in the efficient operation of your HVAC system. By keeping the outdoor unit clear, you enhance performance and contribute to the longevity of your HVAC system.
6. Learn About Your System
If you haven’t already, commit to learning more about your HVAC system. Understanding its components and how it operates can help you identify potential issues early on and communicate more effectively with HVAC professionals.
7. Schedule Maintenance
Finally, schedule annual professional maintenance, especially if it’s been a while. A qualified technician can inspect your system, clean components, and address any issues before they become major problems.
Contact Fahrhall for Maintenance & More!
If your equipment requires some extra love and attention this month, get in touch with us. Our experienced technicians will be there to give it the love it deserves! Neglecting your HVAC doesn’t just hurt the system, it hurts you too. Protect it at all costs by staying on top of these maintenance tasks.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. We are committed to providing our customers and our community with reliable service and quality equipment.