A Home Owners New Year Resolution

Every year, each of us gets a chance at a fresh start. We set goals to lose weight, eat healthier, save money, or even cut something negative out of our lives. This list of plans and goals can go on forever, but unfortunately, our homes overall health cannot without our help. Even though most of us go into the New Year with a personal goal to better ourselves, one thing that everyone should do is take better care of their home. Our homes shelter us from weather, and our HVAC systems keep us cool when it’s hot, and warm when it’s cold. A New Year’s resolution to take better care of your home will have long-lasting, positive effects on your everyday life.

 One of the easiest ways to accomplish this resolution is by cleaning or replacing air filters. Protecting the coils inside of the system is the air filter’s job. If the coils get too dirty, your system gradually loses its ability to properly cool and heat your home. Over time, this also leads to more permanent damage which would mean that your system might need to be replaced sooner than expected. Thankfully though, this isn’t a hard task! In every system, there is an air filter that will need to be replaced or washed. Some air filters are disposable, while others can actually be cleaned with water and a spray cleaner like Lysol. It is important though, to backwash your filters so that all the dust leaves the filter the same way it entered. If you replace or wash your air filter every 3-6 months, you will be well on your way to successfully caring for your home and family.

Another quick and easy thing you can do in your home is to check every supply vent to make sure that it’s open and has sufficient air flow. If they are all open, but some seem to be pushing out more air than others, it might be time to call an HVAC technician to ensure everything is operating as it should. We will gladly check your ducts to make sure they are connected and working properly. If you want to go above and beyond, there is another fantastic way to take care of your home and family. By installing an APCO Air Purifier, your air will be cleaned as it passes through the duct work. The UVC light kills up to 99.9% of existing mold, mildew, and airborne viruses while also helping to prevent them from ever growing again or spreading. This unit’s ability to fight airborne contaminants makes you less susceptible to allergies, asthma, breathing issues, headaches, and other health issues. We highly recommend adding one of these purifiers to accomplish your resolution.

You will breath cleaner air and save money with these few easy ways to increase your HVAC system’s efficiency. So, come to think of it, this kind of New Year’s resolution helps you to be healthier and put more money back in your pocket in the long run. We all love a win-win situation!

Happy New Year!