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New Year’s Resolutions for HVAC Owners

Resolutions That Will Improve an HVAC’s Operation This Year

For homeowners, it can sometimes seem like there is always something else that needs to be done and, therefore, paid for. Unexpected repairs can eat into monthly budgets. High heating or cooling bills can change based on the weather. What all homeowners need is some reprieve from constant bills and help planning for the future. 

When planning for heating and cooling appliances, it is best to opt for a path that reduces the likelihood of breakdowns, increases efficiency, and lowers total costs. With some simple tips, all homeowners can lessen the financial burden of heating or cooling their homes. 

Schedule Routine Maintenance

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Since new equipment is so expensive and utility costs can get high, it is best to make current equipment run as reliably as possible for as long as it can. To accomplish this, homeowners should opt for routine maintenance visits at least twice a year, giving HVAC technicians changes to monitor. 

Some of the things technicians look for during a maintenance visit are…

  • Furnace efficiency
  • Condition of blowers, motors, and belts
  • Refrigerant levels
  • Cleanliness
  • Future repair issues

By allowing technicians to look at equipment twice a year, homeowners will notice savings reflected in less downtime for repairs and lowered utility bills. 

Regular Filter Changes 

One of the things that homeowners can do to increase the longevity of their system is to keep clean filters in place. Clean air filters help by:

  • Improving Indoor Air Quality: Indoor air is polluted with bacteria, viruses, dust, and allergens. Filters remove these from the air permanently to keep the indoor air cleaner. 
  • Protecting the Equipment: Filters not only protect occupants of a home from dirty air, they keep the dirt from building up inside the equipment, allowing it to last longer. 
  • Safety: Poor indoor air with high pollution levels can be detrimental to a home’s occupants with respiratory problems like allergies or asthma. 

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Changing filters is easy and cheap and will ensure that equipment lasts for a long time. Most homes will benefit from filter changes every three months. But, homes with pets or in a dusty environment may need more frequent changes to keep air and equipment free from contamination. 

Keep the Temperature Consistent

Modern construction techniques and the equipment that serves them prefer consistency. This means that homes and their building materials prefer to stay and a consistent temperature and humidity. HVAC equipment is designed with this in mind, and it operates better when it can maintain a certain level as opposed to being cycled up and down. 

While many people think that turning their thermostat up and down is the best way to save on utilities, the truth is more complicated than that. When an entire home is allowed to heat or cool, all of the air and mass inside need to be adjusted in temperature before the space is comfortable again. When HVAC equipment is cycled up and down by changing the thermostat, it adds extra load to the work it already does. In most cases, keeping the home at a consistent temperature is best for it and the HVAC equipment. 

About Pro Service Mechanical

Pro Service Mechanical is a family-owned and operated HVAC company out of Saskatoon. Emergency services are available 24-hours a day. With an A+ rating with the BBB, they know how to care for their customers. Give them a call today for professional heating services in Saskatoon.