What you do on a regular basis in your home has an effect on how long your heating and cooling equipment will last
Home appliances are pricy – and when you’ve shelled out a tremendous amount of cash on something like your HVAC equipment, you’ll want to keep yourself abridged of the best ways to keep it running so you don’t find yourself in the middle of a hefty repair or replacement any time soon.
At 919 Fix My AC, we specialize in helping you make the most out of the HVAC system you already have. In our experience, what you do on a day to day basis makes a difference in the longevity of your equipment.
1- Change Your Air Filters
If you’re one of our 919 Fix My AC customers, you’ll know this one by heart because we make sure that all of our Raleigh customers do just that on a regular basis. Changing your filters is more than a request – it’s something your HVAC system needs regularly to save your money and health.
When your system is running on a dirty filter, it circulates the particulates on it (that you just worked so hard to get out of the air!) And prevents your system from circulating as much air as possible to keep your home at the desired temperature. This means wasted time, energy, and money. You can best believe that in addition to being disheartened by your HVAC’s seeming lack of output, you’ll be saddened by costly damage to your equipment.
Simply change your air filters every 30 days to ensure your system has a nice, long lifespan. If you have them on hand when you schedule your maintenance online or call 919 Fix MyAC will be happy to replace them for you free of charge!
2- Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Changes in temperature, humidity, and vacancy mean changes to what you’ll need from your HVAC equipment. Sure – you can hover over your thermostat every day, being sure to alter the temperatures before you leave and when you arrive home, but it’s a hassle that no one wants to put on their to do list when rushing in or out the door.
The easiest way to stretch your HVAC’s life span – and your dollar – is to invest in a Smart Thermostat. As these thermostats monitor your daily activities and local weather, they can set your unit to run as needed as opposed to letting it run constantly. This will save you the hassle of needing to frequently adjust your thermostat and will ensure your unit operates properly for years to come.
3- Don’t ignore preventative Maintenance
We ask a lot of our HVAC unit: to perform throughout the year, everyday, as often as is needed for us to feel comfortable. When you stop to think about exactly how long you need your equipment to operate throughout the year, it helps put maintenance into perspective.
Have your cooling and heating aspects checked out once a year respectively to make sure everything is running smoothly. You’ll be much better off doing this than waiting for a simple $200 fix to turn into a huge $7,000 problem. There is no shortcut: If you want your HVAC unit(s) to keep working, you cannot ignore maintenance.
Talk to our 919 Fix My AC experts today about how to set up your maintenance plan for the year: 919-349-6922.
We hope you find these tips helpful for keeping your HVAC units working properly for many years to come. As always, our technicians here at 919FixMyAc will be here to help you in any way we can!