We all want something that lasts—comfort, savings, and our HVAC unit, as well. But since its a machine, repairing or replacing it is inevitable. Fortunately, there are some ways you can keep your system working stronger and lasting longer.
Follow these seven (7) key tips to extend the lifespan of your HVAC:
Clean Your Air Vents and Ducts
Dirt and other debris can easily accumulate and clog your vents and ducts. These pollutants add stress to your HVAC and pose health risks to you. Keeping your air vents and ducts clean will help your system to operate efficiently and bring better air quality into your space.
Block Common Heat Escape Routes
Air leaks are among the common heating problems during winter. Seal any cracks or holes you find. Close the damper or flue when it’s not in use. Additionally, install glass doors and replace your old weather stripping to keep heat from escaping.
Upgrade Your Insulation
Take some load off your HVAC by improving your home insulation. Consider getting an energy audit with the pros to locate and assess the weak spots. This way, you will know which area needs more insulation.
Change Your Filters
A dirty filter doesn’t just contaminate your indoor air quality, but it also impedes your system’s operation. A dirty and clogged filter can cause your HVAC to overheat and live shorter. Change your air filter every three months to avoid these issues.
Install a Programmable or Smart Thermostat
Want to save more money and make your HVAC last longer? Invest in a programmable or smart thermostat today! With this device, you can efficiently use your comfort system whenever it’s needed—meaning, you can turn it on before you arrive home or turn it off when you leave. Plus, it comes with helpful features to ensure your unit is properly maintained.
Take a Break
Just like you, your HVAC also needs a break. Yes, the programmable or smart thermostat can ease the burden on your unit. But, there are other steps you can do to buy some time for your system to rest. You can use your ceiling fans to provide extra warmth in winter. Also, open your windows and let the natural heat flow in.
Give Your HVAC Some TLC
Give your HVAC some TLC with professional care from the experts. Regular system check-up and tune-up can greatly improve the performance and extend the lifespan of your unit. Doing routine maintenance can save you from a winter night with no heating.
These tips don’t just help you save, but it also keeps your HVAC operating efficiently in the years to come.
For heating repair, installation, or maintenance, Johnston’s Heating & Cooling, LLC, is only a phone call away. You can trust our professional team to take care of your comfort needs. Request a service today!