It’s a new year! It’s common for people to set goals related to their health and well-being, but did you know that your HVAC system also has an effect on your overall health? If you’re making resolutions this year, we’ve got 4 that will contribute to a healthy HVAC system and a happier home.
1. Install a Smart Thermostat
Our first suggestion for a healthier HVAC system also serves to enhance home comfort and lower energy bills. With the potential to cut about 2% off your energy bill for each degree adjustment, it’s worth making the switch to a smart thermostat. However, smart thermostats offer more than that! They allow you to personalize your comfort and manage the temperature with ease – from anywhere! Program it to accommodate your lifestyle, optimizing energy consumption based on your family’s routine and habits. A smart thermostat also helps prevent your HVAC system from being overworked due to abrupt and frequent temperature changes.
2. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Next, make a resolution to enhance your home’s indoor air quality. The air you breathe indoors directly impacts your and your family’s health and overall well-being. Take some time this year to improve your air quality through some simple measures, like:
- Changing the air filter regularly.
- Installing UV lights.
- Adding air purifiers and humidity control.
- Incorporating plants into your living space.
- Ensuring your home has proper ventilation.
If you’re not sure whether your home needs an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilation), HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation), or an air purification system, that’s what we’re here for. We can perform an in-home assessment and provide expert advice on how to improve your indoor air quality.
3. Invest in a Protection Plan
The best way to keep your HVAC system healthy and happy is regular maintenance. We recommend maintenance at least once a year. However, seasonal tune-ups also have a major impact on ensuring your unit maintains its effectiveness and efficiency year-round. The most affordable and hassle-free approach is investing in a HAMCO Protection Plan. There are plans for every budget but all include annual inspections and maintenance. This is a requirement to maintain the validity of your manufacturer’s warranty.
Other benefits of a HAMCO Protection Plan include:
- Parts & labour coverage
- Priority service
4. Upgrade Your HVAC System
Also, if you have an old HVAC unit and you’ve been putting off replacing it, make it your New Year’s resolution to upgrade it. At the same time, you’ll be upgrading your energy efficiency, air quality, and comfort overall. Typically, HVAC systems have a lifespan of 10-15 years. If your unit is around this age and there are other issues with it, this is your sign to replace it. We also recommend you consider a high-efficiency system, like a heat pump. While it can be a costly endeavour, it’ll save you money in the long run and you’ll benefit from better heating, fewer repairs, and a brand-new warranty.
Which of these New Year’s resolutions is on your list?
HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd. has been serving the heating and air conditioning needs of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Grimsby and Brantford areas since 1946. We have a wide range of air conditioners to fit your specific needs and budget and the expertise to install and service a wide range of cooling systems.