2017 Resolutions (for your HVAC)

January 3, 2017

NewYear-Blog-Teaser-(1).jpgIs saving money on your list of New Year's resolutions? While you're clipping coupons and planning healthy low-budget meals, don't overlook these important HVAC to-do's. The money you'll save on utility bills, repairs and replacement costs may surprise you!
 
Buy air filters now and set a reminder to change them.
When was the last time you changed your air filter? If you can't remember, this tip is definitely for you. Go ahead and buy the next few filters you'll need and label them with the date you should install them. Set a reminder on your phone or calendar now, before you have a chance to forget. Your pocketbook and your sinuses will thank you!
 
Plan for seasonal maintenance.
Keep your heater and AC running their best by scheduling professional tune-ups before their peak seasons—fall for furnace and spring for air conditioning. Our HVAC pros will inspect your systems for safety and performance problems, and clean components as needed to prevent unnecessary wear and tear.
 
Don't neglect your ducts.
Dust, dander and other air pollutants can build up in your ducts, making it hard for your HVAC system to run its best. Schedule a professional air-duct inspection and cleaning to clear out any buildup and also to find any leaks that may reduce the effectiveness of your heating and cooling.
 
Program your thermostat to save.
Did you know you can save up to 15% a year in heating costs without sacrificing comfort? Turn your programmable thermostat back 10° to 15° for the 8 hours a day you're asleep or out of the house, and see what happens to your utility bill.
 
Consider getting a home energy audit.
Looking for more ways to reduce household energy waste? A home energy audit can help you figure out how much energy you’re currently using and what you can do to make your home run more efficiently. Recommendations may include changes to your HVAC equipment, insulation and more.
 
Call ARS®/Rescue Rooter® at 1-800-277-9400 to set up an appointment with one of our Comfort Advisors. We’ll be glad to assist you with all your HVAC needs for 2017—and beyond!