You should not just make New Year’s resolutions for yourself and your family. Instead, you also need to take care of things that work hard for you such as your HVAC system. Here are five resolutions to make.

1. Perform Preventative Maintenance

Your HVAC system can’t simply be left alone and expected to work for you when you need it. Instead, your unit requires that you periodically inspect it and perform occasional maintenance to keep it working. Each HVAC system will have a preventative maintenance schedule, and it should not be ignored.

2. Change Your Air Filters

When your air filters are old and clogged, your HVAC system will not only function inefficiently, but it will also be at a greater risk of breaking. Changing your air filter is inexpensive but a vital step to keep your home’s air fresh and your HVAC working properly.

3. Clean Your Debris

Coming off of the fall season, leaves and other debris will gather on top of the outside unit of your HVAC system. These can degrade the performance of your system. When you make a resolution to clear this debris, you’ll improve the performance of your system and prolong its life.

4. Fix Your Duct Leaks

Leaking ducts will increase your electric costs because your system will not be as efficient as it otherwise would. In addition, these ducts can cause your HVAC system to break. You may know that you have a problem and been putting off getting it fixed, but for this New Year, you should resolve to take care of this issue before it causes further damage to your HVAC system.

5. Install a Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat can help to keep your bills down by reducing your electric usage when you don’t need it. The smart thermostat will also make your HVAC easier to use and can integrate with the rest of your appliances.

Fire 'n' Ice Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you put your HVAC New Year’s resolutions into effect. Serving Downers Grove, IL, and the surrounding areas, we also offer indoor air quality services and heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance. Call us today!

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