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

Have you set your resolutions for the New Year? Setting New Year’s resolutions to celebrate a new year is a timeless tradition that many across the world have adopted. It’s meant to inspire us and help us progress in different areas of our lives. Today, we are here to remind you not to forget to include your HVAC system in your resolutions. Why? As your local Circleville Heating & Cooling experts, we want to help you enhance your HVAC habits to make a positive impact on your home’s comfort, energy bills, and overall HVAC system efficiency throughout the year. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s dive into these essential tips.  

  • Air Filters: The air filters in your HVAC system are more than just random accessories. They work hard to filter out dirt, dust, and other particles, keeping the air clean and your system running smoothly. So, resolve to change these filters every 1-2 months to maintain optimal performance and improve your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Of course, the frequency might vary depending on your lifestyle, the number of people in your household, and how many fur babies you have at home!  
  • Vents: We often forget about vents when cleaning. It’s expected. There’s a lot to check off the list, right? But these vents actually play a big role in how well our HVAC system works. Therefore, dusting and cleaning them regularly can make a huge difference in the air we breathe and how well the system performs. So, this year, make it a point to include them in your regular cleaning routine and stay on top of getting rid of those pesky dust particles. 
  • Ceiling Fans and Light Fixtures: Ceiling fans and light fixtures are another component that is often forgotten about in the cleaning process. Although they aren’t necessarily a part of your HVAC system, when they are laden with dust, they can still negatively affect the air quality within your home. So, also adding this step to your cleaning routine is another HVAC habit you may want to take on this year. 
  • Smart Thermostat: Up your HVAC maintenance game with a smart thermostat! These nifty devices let you control your home’s temperature from anywhere, set schedules, and get alerts for repairs or maintenance. The best part? You’ll save energy and money in the long run. So, if you haven’t upgraded yet, call us for more information. Kick your New Year off with a solid start and a smart thermostat. 
  • Attic Insulation: Let’s talk about insulation. The insulation in your attic is a big deal when it comes to keeping your home comfy. If some rooms are always too hot or too cold, or if your HVAC system never seems to stop running, it could be because your attic insulation is lacking. Check the insulation depth. Did you know that experts say you should have at least ten inches of insulation up there? If yours falls short, think about upgrading this year to save energy and, ultimately, the longevity of your HVAC system. 
  • Ductwork: The ductwork in your home is in charge of distributing air throughout the house. As time goes by, dust, hair, fur, and debris can build up, which can impact both the efficiency of your HVAC system and the indoor air quality (IAQ). Although it is not something you need to do often, it’s a good idea to have your ductwork professionally cleaned about every three to five years. 
  • Condenser: Your condenser, which is located, can suffer if it’s surrounded by dirt, debris, and clutter. So, it’s a good idea to regularly check and clear the area around it to keep it running for many years to come. This simple habit can help prevent any unnecessary issues, breakdowns, or damage to the unit. Even during winter, when you’re not using it, it’s still a good idea to give it a quick look every now and then to make sure nothing has fallen onto or near the condenser. 
  • Maintenance Checks: Don’t underestimate the importance of annual maintenance checks. Even if everything seems to be running smoothly, these checkups are crucial to prevent long-term damage. You don’t want to wait for something to come up to have a technician look at it. Preventative maintenance is the best way to keep your units running for years to come. Plus, keeping up with maintenance ensures your manufacturer’s warranty stays intact. So, don’t skip those seasonal checkups! 

To sum it up, incorporating these HVAC resolutions into your New Year’s goals means committing to a well-maintained system, saving money, and enjoying year-round home comfort. Just remember, staying proactive with maintenance is key to prolonging the lifespan of your HVAC system and safeguarding against unexpected issues. 

For all your HVAC needs throughout the year, count on Circleville Heating & Cooling. Call us at (740) 218-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here