Those of us who like to start the new year by making resolutions typically want to reinforce the need to do a better job than we've done before, be it losing weight, getting more exercise, or learning a new language.
But New Year's resolutions may also take the form of keeping up with home maintenance. Too often, we let things slide, whether from lack of time or finances.
But there's one important maintenance task that you really shouldn't put off. Your HVAC system is likely the most expensive system in your home, and also the most critical to your comfort. You just can't afford to let it break down. So if it takes a new year's resolution to ensure you're going to schedule HVAC maintenance in 2019, by all means, take the plunge.
Why HVAC Maintenance is Crucial
Your HVAC system may seem to be running fine, year after year, without any attention other than changing the filter (at least we hope you're changing the filter). What you may not be aware of is that over the years, parts wear out, and when under stress, they may start to fail. This can cause your HVAC system to run less efficiently, or even to fail when you need it most. Repairs may be a bigger deal and cost more than they would have if you've kept on top of the maintenance.
Top Maintenance Tasks
Do your part by changing the air filter, checking for obstructions around vents and registers and checking your thermostat settings to make sure it's programmed or set to save energy on those times when you're sleeping or away.
When you call your HVAC company for maintenance, have your tech check the thermostat, controls, wiring, furnace burners and heat exchanger, exhaust flue, air handler and ductwork. For the air conditioner next spring, have the tech check the coils, compressor and refrigerant level.
To learn more about HVAC maintenance, contact Sherlock Heating an Air Conditioning. We serve north San Diego, including Encinitas, Vista, La Costa, Carlsbad and Rancho Bernardo.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Diego and San Marcos, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).