One Time HVAC Updates
When you first start looking into ways to better your HVAC system, consider making a few one time updates that can make a world of difference! Installing a programmable thermostat can be an easy upgrade that provides you with greater comfort and can lead to substantial energy savings. However, if you have an older HVAC system, you may need to consider a full system upgrade to see a real difference in energy efficiency. Newer systems generally have higher energy efficiency ratings that can save on energy costs over time. Gilman Cooling and Heating provides free estimates for both programmable thermostat and updated HVAC system installation.
Yearly HVAC Maintenance
One of the best HVAC tips out there is to ensure you are staying up to date on your system’s yearly professional maintenance plan. The licensed HVAC technicians at Gilman Cooling and Heating will check for leaks in your system, inspect ductwork, clean HVAC components, and create a game plan with you on how to fix any issues they discover. These yearly maintenance appointments are an important part of keeping your HVAC system running smoothly for many years to come.
Monthly HVAC Tasks
While your HVAC system is fairly low maintenance, there are a few tips are worth following monthly to keep things running smoothly.
Firstly, you’ll want to regularly change your HVAC system’s air filter. Depending on the type of HVAC system you have, you’ll need to change the filter every 1-3 months. Gilman Cooling and Heating would be happy to let you know the best schedule for changing the air filter for your specific system.
Secondly, you’ll want to clean your vents and registers regularly. This will help to maintain optimal airflow. Also, be sure not to place items in front of or on top of registers and vents. This can prevent the air from flowing through your HVAC system.
Lastly, head outside and take a look at your condenser unit. Quickly check that no debris is creating any airflow issues with your unit. You’ll also want to trim any nearby vegetation, keeping the space around your HVAC system clean.
Interested in learning more HVAC tips? Reach out to Gilman Cooling and Heating for more information on how to properly maintain your HVAC system!