It’s always the peak seasons when you’re using your home’s HVAC system where you start thinking about ways to help them. We get it. There’s nothing like a humid Iowa summer to a frigid Iowa winter to make you realize that you need a little more from your home’s HVAC system. If you want more from your HVAC system in Ely, IA, then we’re the team that you should get in contact with to take some next steps.
If you need repair or replacement work this winter, then we’re here to help you. For now, though, we’d like to start with some tips that you can use in your home to boost your comfort and give your HVAC system a helping hand. We’re here to help you with everything you need this winter.
Try out a combination of these tips to help your home’s heater and AC:
1. Maintain Both of Your Systems
If you want a great HVAC system, it’s an amazing idea to maintain both your air conditioning and heating system. If you didn’t already know, it’s best to maintain your heater in the fall and your air conditioner in the spring. Both of these times periods give you an opportunity to prepare your respective HVAC systems before the labor-intensive seasons of winter and summer.
Although these are the seasons that you should schedule maintenance, late maintenance is never a bad idea. Just make sure that you’re getting in one tune-up per system annually.
2. Swap Your Filter Seasonally
You should swap your HVAC system’s filter seasonally or once every three months. Whichever rhythm works for you. It’s always a great idea to do this because swapping out your filter means that you’re going to have the best operation possible. Turning on your air conditioner or heater after a long dormant period and expecting it to perform with a dirty filter isn’t wise. It would be like expecting someone to cook you a 5-star meal in a dirty kitchen with limited cookware. You’re just not preparing your system for the work ahead.
3. Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat
If you’ve had your current thermostat for a while, then we want you to consider an upgrade even if you think it works well. Old thermostats cannot compete with the technology that backs both Wi-Fi and smart thermostats. If you’re interested in either of these systems, you can speak with one of our professionals to learn more about your options.
4. Choose a Mild Thermostat Setting
Don’t get overzealous. We know what it’s like to come home to a space that’s uncomfortable. You want to rid your home of that feeling as soon as possible. The way to do this isn’t by cranking your thermostat to extreme temperatures. Choosing a mild temperature and practicing a little patience is better for both your energy expenditure and your HVAC system lifespan.
5. Seal Up Everything
If your home is lacking insulation, you’re going to notice your energy bills skyrocketing and your comfort dwindling. Make sure your home is properly insulated. You can start with caulking and weatherstripping to address leaks in your windows and doors.
Contact Schaal Eastern Iowa to schedule an appointment. Iowa’s Most Trusted Heating and Cooling Company.