Jan 1, 2024

Have you set your resolutions for the New Year? It’s that time of year when we reflect on the past and look forward to the future. While it’s normal for us to focus on personal goals, your Grove City Heating & Air experts are here to remind you not to forget about your trusty HVAC system. Yes, you heard it right! Since your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system plays a significant role in your home’s comfort, we’re here to share some essential tips to help you set your HVAC system up for success by improving your HVAC habits.  

  1. The Filters: Don’t underestimate the power of air filters in your HVAC system. These hardworking heroes tirelessly filter out dirt, dust, and other pesky particles, ensuring clean air and a smoothly running system. So, we encourage you to make a resolution to change your filters every 1-2 months. Not only will it optimize performance, but it will also boost your home’s Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Of course, the frequency might vary depending on your lifestyle, the number of people in your household, and how many pets you have. 
  1. The Vents: Don’t overlook the vents when it comes to cleaning! We often forget about them amidst the long to-do list. But these vents play a crucial role in the performance of our HVAC system and the quality of the air we breathe. So, let’s make a promise this year to give them the attention they deserve. Regular dusting and cleaning will do wonders, ensuring fresh and clean air while keeping those pesky dust particles at bay.  
  1. The Ceiling Fans: Although they are not necessarily a part of your HVAC system, dirty ceiling fans (and light fixtures) can still adversely impact the air quality in your home if they’re caked with dust. So, make sure to include this step in your cleaning routine to maintain a healthier indoor environment. It’s an HVAC habit worth adopting this year! 
  1. The Thermostat: If you don’t have one already, you should think about elevating your HVAC maintenance game with a game-changing smart thermostat! These ingenious devices empower you to command your home’s temperature from anywhere, effortlessly set schedules, and receive timely alerts for repairs or maintenance. And the cherry on top? You’ll unlock long-term energy savings and financial benefits. So, if you haven’t embraced this upgrade yet, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more information. Let’s kick off the New Year with a rock-solid start. 
  1. The Insulation: Now, let’s dive into the world of insulation! Your attic insulation plays a crucial role in ensuring your home stays cozy. If you find some rooms are constantly too hot or too cold, or if your HVAC system is on an endless marathon, it could be a sign of insufficient attic insulation. Take a moment to check the insulation depth. Did you know that experts recommend having at least ten inches of insulation up there? If yours falls short, consider upgrading this year. Not only will it save energy, but it can also extend the lifespan of your HVAC system.  
  1. The Ductwork: Your home’s ductwork functions by distributing the air throughout your home, but over time, it becomes a magnet for dust, hair, fur, and debris. This buildup not only affects your HVAC system’s efficiency but also impacts the quality of the air you breathe indoors. While not a frequent task, it’s wise to have professionals clean your ductwork every three to five years. So, if you can’t remember the last time you had your ducts cleaned, this year may be the year to plan for it! 
  1. The Condenser: Your condenser, located outside, is vulnerable to the elements of dirt, debris, and outdoor clutter. So, by regularly checking and clearing the area around it, you can ensure its smooth operation for years to come. This simple habit acts as a shield against unnecessary issues, breakdowns, or damage to the unit. Even during the winter lull, it’s wise to take a quick glance every now and then to ensure nothing has fallen onto or near your condenser. 
  1. The Maintenance: Don’t overlook the significance of your annual maintenance checks. Even if everything appears to be functioning flawlessly, these checkups are vital in averting potential long-term damage. Waiting for an issue to arise before calling a technician is not ideal. Embracing preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring the longevity of your units. Moreover, keeping up with maintenance guarantees the preservation of your manufacturer’s warranty. So, don’t miss out on those seasonal checkups! Let’s keep your equipment running smoothly for years to come. 

Incorporating these HVAC resolutions into your New Year’s goals is the key to unlocking a well-maintained system, saving money, and relishing year-round home comfort. Remember, being proactive with maintenance not only extends the lifespan of your HVAC system but also shields you from any unforeseen issues that may arise.  

For all your HVAC needs throughout the year, count on Grove City Heating & Air. Call us at (614) 490-7540, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!