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Three HVAC New Year's Resolutions

One of the most popular things people do to celebrate a new year is to resolve to make changes in their life through New Year’s resolutions. For some people these resolutions involve bettering themselves, whether it’s to lose weight or get a new, better job. For others, it involves setting a lofty goal and then working throughout the year to achieve it. However, why not take the opportunity to start taking better care of the things you depend on in life, including your home’s heating and air conditioning equipment?

Resolving to take better care of your HVAC system doesn’t have to be a life-altering decision; in fact, it may only take you a few hours a day for just a couple days per year. However, the results can be astounding—you’ll enjoy a more comfortable home, lower energy bills, and a system that is more reliable and lasts for many additional years.

Here are three new year’s resolutions you can make for your HVAC system.

Keep Your Outdoor Unit Clear

Most people simply don’t think twice when they look at their outdoor unit. However, did you know that dust, weeds, grass, leaves, or other debris building up around this unit could hamper your entire system’s performance? Your outdoor unit depends on the ability to draw in air from around the sides, pulling it through the cooling fins and then running it over the coil in order to remove heat that’s pumped out of your home.

Resolve to take about an hour every six months to trim away any of the debris that may have accumulated within a three-foot radius of your air conditioner. Keeping this area clean and clear can prevent this debris from getting jammed in your air conditioner and allow it to pull as much air as possible.

Change Your Air Filter

It cannot be overstressed how important it is to change your air filter often enough. Most people simply don’t think about the filter that they depend on to keep their air clean and breathable as well as free from potentially harmful debris like mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and so much more. That means there’s a good chance that thousands of homes around Palm Beach County likely have an air filter that’s dirty, which hampers their system performance and could even lead to worse air quality.

You should be checking your air filter at least once per month, and then change it as often as you see fit. New filters are not expensive, and it’s a good idea to keep a few on hand so you can simply toss out the old one and put in a new one when you notice that it’s getting a little bit too bogged down with debris.

Get Professional Maintenance

You wouldn’t drive your car for years on end without bringing it to a mechanic for general maintenance, so why would you do the same for your air conditioner? Professional maintenance is an extremely important part of owning and operating an air conditioner, and is something that should be done once per year, and perhaps even more if you depend heavily on your system. Especially here in a place like Florida where humidity means long operating hours and difficult conditions.

Maintenance involves inspecting your system, lubricating moving parts, tightening connections, and several other tasks that can all ensure your system is running at its best and most efficient. It takes just a few hours of time, and can have tremendous benefits for your system, including making sure that your warranty remains valid.

Schedule your maintenance service by calling the Palm Beach County HVAC experts from Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC at (561) 270-6181 today.