Air Filters, Attic Insulation, Ceiling Fan, Condenser, Ductwork, HVAC Habits, HVAC System, Maintenance, Smart Thermostat, Vents

The start of a new year is a chance for a fresh beginning. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions to improve different areas of our lives. As you make resolutions, why not consider your HVAC system as well? It may seem strange at first, but think about it: your HVAC system is vital for maintaining your home’s comfort and air quality. So, why not commit to better practices and habits for your HVAC system this year? It will help prevent issues and extend its lifespan. 

Here are 8 HVAC habits from your Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning experts that can help you optimize your HVAC system this year: 

Resolution Number One: Your HVAC 

Regular seasonal checks can prevent minor issues from turning into costly repairs. Don’t wait to schedule maintenance just because everything seems fine. The purpose of preventive care is to avoid problems before they occur. Your furnace and AC units, like your vehicle, require consistent care. By keeping up with seasonal maintenance checks, you ensure optimal performance and catch any issues early on. Additionally, staying up to date with these checks preserves your manufacturer’s warranty. 

Resolution Number Two: Your Air Filters 

Air filters play a critical role in maintaining the efficiency of your HVAC system. They are designed to filter out airborne contaminants from your home. However, when filters become clogged with dust, fur, hair, and other particles, they can’t do their job effectively. To ensure high indoor air quality, improve system performance, and prevent unnecessary strain on your system, it’s important to change your air filters every 1-2 months. 

Resolution Number Three: Your HVAC Vents 

Regularly cleaning your HVAC vents can greatly enhance indoor air quality. So, include it in your cleaning routine for a healthier living environment in your home. It may seem like such a small practice to enforce, but even small habits combined with other positive practices can make all the difference. 

Resolution Number Four: Your Thermostat 

A smart thermostat offers remote temperature control and helps maintain an energy-efficient home. It can also notify you of potential system issues, allowing you to address them promptly. Additionally, it can create personalized temperature schedules, saving energy and making it a worthwhile investment. Best of all, smart thermostats are affordable and come in various options on the market. Resolve to start your year off smart with a smart thermostat! Call us for more information! 

Resolution Number Five: Your Attic Insulation 

If your unit is continuously running or you feel there are unregulated rooms in your home, it might be due to insufficient insulation in your attic. Inadequate insulation can cause the air in your home to escape easily. Did you know that the recommended minimum insulation depth is ten inches? If you suspect that your insulation is lacking and it’s safe for you to do so, we suggest checking and confirming this. If your insulation falls below the recommended amount, consider upgrading it this year. 

Resolution Number Six: Your Ceiling Fans (& Light Fixtures) 

Just like your HVAC vents, dusty ceiling fans and light fixtures can harm indoor air quality. To prevent this, make sure to include them in your regular cleaning routine. By doing so, you can improve the air quality in your home and reduce strain on your HVAC system. 

Resolution Number Seven: Your Condenser 

Even during winter, when the AC is not in use, it’s important to occasionally check and clean your condenser. This helps prevent damage and extends the lifespan of your HVAC system. Make sure there are no branches, sticks, debris, or clutter that could harm your unit. Homeowners often forget about their condenser in winter, only to discover damage when spring arrives. So, stay alert and remember to inspect it regularly. 

Resolution Number Eight: Your Ducts 

Over time, dust and debris accumulate in your home’s ductwork. Despite your best efforts, stray hair, pet fur, and dust naturally gather within the ducts. This buildup can negatively impact indoor air quality and reduce system efficiency. To address this, homeowners should consider professional duct cleaning every three to five years. So, if yours hasn’t been cleaned in a while, this year is high time to pencil this service in. 

By following these eight resolutions, you can make sure your HVAC system stays healthy and efficient. This will help you and your family have a smoother year ahead. Remember, practicing good HVAC habits will keep your system running at its best. 

Call Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning for your HVAC needs anytime. We are here for you all year long! Reach us at (937) 230-5521, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here

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The home comfort team here at Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning understands that there are many heating and cooling companies throughout the Miami Valley area. And a lot of them might seem like they’re cheaper.  However, you get what you pay for when it comes to comfort systems and HVAC-related work. Just because an HVAC contractor is cheaper doesn’t mean you’re going to save money.

At Troy Furnace & Air Conditioning, our level of air care goes above and beyond what other HVAC companies consider “business as usual.” We truly believe that comfort is our calling, and we want you to remember that if your comfort machine becomes compromised. One call is all it takes, and we’ll take it from there.

Because we are homeowners and have families of our own, we believe we understand our customers’ home comfort and air quality concerns better than anyone in this business. And we also understand how every dollar counts when working with a budget. We offer online deals and convenient financing options.

On every job we do, we always guarantee customer satisfaction across the board. Our long list of HVAC services and products includes everything related to home comfort equipment and Indoor Air Quality technology — including emergency repair services, heating and cooling system installation and replacement, humidifier installations, diagnostics, and more. We also offer heat pump services!

Get a free online estimate from the HVAC experts in Troy, OH! We've installed, repaired and serviced every brand of equipment you can imagine. We know just what to do! We offer low-cost diagnostics on all types of HVAC equipment. And, we offer seasonal maintenance or preventative maintenance at competitive prices with service agreements at discounted rates. We are Troy’s one-stop 24-hour emergency HVAC repair service, assistance every day of the year. You shouldn’t have to compromise comfort or quality to cut costs. We encourage you to see for yourself why our team of NATE-certified technicians is considered the heroes of HVAC.

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