Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your HVAC system. It helps catch minor issues before they turn into major problems that can affect your home’s comfort, indoor air quality and energy bills. Proper care can also lessen the chances of a breakdown.
Read on to learn more ways to minimize wear and tear on your HVAC system.
Installing a new programmable smart thermostat will improve the performance of your HVAC system and allow you to control it remotely so you can adjust the temperature even when you’re not at home. This type of thermostat will reduce the wear and tear on your system as well as your heating and cooling costs.
You shouldn’t just sign up for air conditioning service when there’s something wrong with the equipment. Improper maintenance can result in expensive repairs and stress on your HVAC system, which is why it always pays to invest in a preventive maintenance plan. This will also save you more in the long run.
Did you know that closing vents in rooms that you don’t use can actually cause your HVAC system to work harder than it should? An overworked system is more likely to experience increased wear and tear. You also shouldn’t place furniture, decor or other obstructions in front of your vents.
Using ceiling fans throughout the year can help reduce the load on your heating and cooling system. You can set your fan to reverse mode during the winter to circulate warm air in your home. It’s especially beneficial to use a ceiling fan set to reverse mode in big rooms with high ceilings.