The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy the company of friends and family. But, once the festivities are over, it’s time to get your household back in order. To help you out, we’ve compiled a few items to add to your HVAC checklist.
Schedule a Maintenance Check
If you wish to keep your HVAC system running effectively and efficiently, then you should schedule an annual maintenance by a licensed, experienced technician. This will also help extend the lifespan of your equipment.
Replace or Clean Your Furnace’s Filter
Your furnace’s air filter is probably quite dirty after the holidays. If you haven’t checked it in the past month or so, take a look and see if it needs to be either cleaned or replaced. This will depend on the type of unit that you have and what type of filter it uses.
Celebrate the New Year with a New Thermostat
What better way to celebrate your post-holiday excitement than with the gift to yourself of a new thermostat for your home? This is a great way to get a handle on your energy expenses and lower your utility bills throughout the entire year.
Look for Air Leaks
Between your HVAC system getting quite a workout over the holidays and visitors coming and going, you should check your home for new air leaks that might have developed. The most common areas are the edges of your doors and windows, and it’s also good to check your ductwork for rips and tears as well.
Check Your Thermostat Settings
There’s a pretty good chance that your thermostat settings were changed at some point during the holidays, whether it was to make your relatives happy or because someone took it upon themselves to make alterations. Now is a good time to take a look at the unit and make sure that the settings are to your liking.
For more expert advice on what to add to your HVAC checklist, contact the professionals at Beyer Boys. We’ve been serving the needs of San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1990.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).