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HVAC is short for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. We often use this abbreviation to refer to your whole heating and cooling system.
Your air filters should be replaced every one to three months depending on your home environment and usage. The performance of your HVAC system and your indoor air quality rely heavily on your air filters.
Installing a programmable thermostat in your home helps you take control of how much energy you use for heating and cooling. When used properly, a programmable thermostat can help you improve your energy efficiency and save you money on your energy bills.
Many homeowners have a difficult time deciding whether to keep pouring money into their aging air conditioning system for costly repairs or to upgrade to a new, more efficient air conditioner. Typically if your AC unit is nearly 10 years of age, it might be time to replace your air conditioner. If your AC unit is younger, an AC repair may be the best move.
We suggest having your heating and air conditioning system professionally serviced and maintained at least once a year. Ideally, your AC unit should be serviced in the spring and your heating unit should be serviced in the early fall. Regular maintenance helps prevent costly repairs and breakdowns and prolongs the life of your HVAC system!
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to lower your energy costs and improve your home HVAC system efficiency including the following:
- Install a smart or programmable thermostat
- Regularly change your air filters
- Schedule professional HVAC maintenance
- Seal your home from drafts & improve insulation
- Keep your vents clear and clean
- And more!
Your indoor air quality is extremely important not only for your health but also for your HVAC system efficiency. To improve your home IAQ be sure to ventilate the air in your home, clean your air vents frequently, regularly change your air filters, and monitor the humidity levels in your home.