It’s always important that your household retains a certain level of comfort throughout the holiday season. To help you accomplish this goal, we have compiled 12 days of HVAC tips for you to follow.
- Schedule Seasonal Maintenance. At the beginning of the winter season, you should have your heating equipment checked by a professional technician.
- Check for Air Leaks. The two most common areas to find air leaks are around your doors and windows, which can be fixed with weatherstripping or caulk.
- Clean or Replace the Filter. Take a look at the air filter each month and see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced.
- Upgrade Your HVAC System. If you truly want to make a dent in your heating costs, upgrade to a more energy-efficient model.
- Check Ductwork for Damage. Tears and holes in your ductwork can cause heat-distribution issues, so fix any problem areas that you find.
- Add Insulation to Exposed Pipes. If the water in exposed pipes freezes, the pipes could burst, so add insulation sleeves to any around your home.
- Switch to a Smart Thermostat. Advanced thermostats will allow you to program the times your heating equipment is on, in addition to offering other energy-saving features.
- Check Smoke and CO Alarms. To keep your family safe from harm, be sure to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Switch to a Zoning System. Changing from traditional heating to zoning will give you more control and save you money on energy bills each month.
- Upgrade to an Energy Star Unit. If it’s time for your furnace to be replaced, look for one with the Energy Star label on it.
- Clear the Condenser Unit of Debris. Your outdoor condenser unit may be dirty, so take the time to clean it off before winter starts.
- Clean Your Chimney. There’s a good chance you haven’t cleaned your chimney since last year, so now is the perfect time to get it done.
If you’d like more HVAC tips or have any questions related to home comfort, contact the professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Neptune and the surrounding areas since 1948.