Care for Your HVAC System in Time for the New Year

Care for Your HVAC System in Time for the New Year
The New Year is inching closer!  So you should literally give it a warm welcome in your home. But how will you do that if your HVAC system isn’t operating in peak performance? Spencer Air Conditioning & Heating can help you with that! Keep reading to know how you can take good care of your HVAC in time for the New Year.

Change Your Air Filter

When preparing your home for the New Year, you tend to forget the air filter when cleaning. We bet we’re correct! Thanks to this reminder, you can now put the air filter replacement task on your cleaning checklist.  Having a clean filter means a healthier and fresher home for your family during the New Year.

Remove the Decor Near Your Vent

Typically, we never remove decorations after Christmas to keep the holiday spirit alive until New Year’s Day. You have to make sure, however, that they’re not blocking the vent to allow proper airflow in your home. Maintaining a good clearance around your vent does improve your comfort and lower your utility cost.

Clean the Outdoor Unit

Heavy winter can hurt your outdoor unit. Take time to check the outdoor component and clear out any debris sitting near it. Also, check its parts as they can be prone to freezing. Make sure the outdoor unit is free from any obstruction so it can work at its best in keeping your home warm in the New Year.

Set Your Temperature Right

Finding the right temperature setting is essential to keep your home comfortable and your utility bills low. You don’t need to crank up the heat to keep everyone warm. Instead, add some layers and set the temperature a few degrees lower to save energy. Doing this doesn’t just lower your utility cost, but it also reduces the strain from your unit.

Sign Up for HVAC Maintenance Plan

Give your HVAC system a gift it deserves—a preventive maintenance plan. This program gives your unit the consistent professional care it needs for the whole year. Your technician will inspect, maintain, repair, and clean the system so it will work in optimal performance year-round. The program can also improve your unit’s efficiency to lower your utility costs. New Year or not, your HVAC needs proper care and maintenance, just like other machines in your home. Be sure to always bear in mind all these tips we give, and your HVAC will surely thank you later. Contact us at Spencer Air Conditioning & Heating for more tips or professional HVAC services.