If you live in Toronto, you know that heating and cooling your home is essential. A solid HVAC system will keep both summer heat and winter cold at bay, but maintaining an old unit can be prohibitively expensive as it can lead to costly repairs. As the cold season approaches, HVAC professionals prepare for a busy winter. The technicians are HVAC “doctors” who work to diagnose and repair HVAC problems of all kinds. HVAC system failures can be avoided by simple maintenance and inspections before the cold weather begins. Take a moment to check out our New Years HVAC Resolutions.
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat or Smart Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are an incredible way to save money on keeping your home comfortable, but they have the added benefit of being effortless. Simply set the temperature at which you wish to be comfortable, and let it regulate itself while you’re away or sleeping. There are also great smart home thermostats that not only prevent you from wasting energy but contribute to the future of energy-efficient technology.
2. Fix Leaks Immediately
Leaks happen – it’s inevitable in any climate. But what’s important is how fast they’re fixed. Small leaks can quickly become a big problem, and in turn, you’re going to feel the difference in your wallet. If you notice a few drips by your HVAC unit, don’t wait. Contact Aire One Heating and Cooling to fix the issue right away so you can breathe easily again.
3. Replace Your Filter Often
A clogged filter is another common issue that has the potential to become a full-blown problem if it’s not fixed quickly. The more debris in your filter, the less energy efficient your unit will be overall. As you use your HVAC system more and more, switch out the filter around once every month or so – again, before there are notable problems!
4. Schedule Your Annual Tune-Up
One of our New Year HVAC Resolutions should definitely be schedule your annual maintenance appointment, and we would love to help you with what you need.
5. Upgrade Your Air Filter
Low-quality air filters can reduce airflow in your HVAC system by up to 30%. This, in turn, makes your unit work harder and much less efficiently. Air filters should be replaced every one to three months; it’s best to check the manufacturer’s recommendation for your specific unit.
If you have any questions and concerns regarding your HVAC unit, call Aire One Heating and Cooling today! If you are looking for HVAC services in Southern Ontario here’s where you can find the Aire One Heaiting and Cooling team: Metro Toronto, York, Weston, High Park, Richmond Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Aurora, Keswick, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Durham, Simcoe, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Brampton, London, St.Thomas.