Regardless of what time of the year it is, everyone should be replacing their furnace filter at least once a month to prevent the buildup of debris and make your furnace run harder than necessary.
Older HVAC systems use outdated technology that not only impacts your comfort but also your repair costs.
If you notice that one section of your house tends to be much hotter or cooler than the rest, you might be over-cooling parts of your home to make up for the difference.
A banging or rattling sound that continues after the system has been up and running for a bit could signal a problem that warrants further investigation.
If your home isn’t outfitted with a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on many key advantages that can make your life easier and more comfortable.
In the colder months, a winter thermostat setting of 68 °F should be comfortable for you, your children, and your pets when you are at home and awake.
Regular maintenance helps your system produce and distribute the warm or cool air more evenly and steadily.
Programming zones in your home gives you the flexibility to maintain a comfortable temperature in the spaces that are occupied while keeping the spaces that tend to stay unoccupied at a moderate temperature.
If you’re in a home long enough, you’ll need to eventually replace the furnace and air conditioner.
Keep in mind that sometimes the age of your system and how long it has been working hard may necessitate a replacement.