Congratulations on your new heating and cooling system! You have many years of enhanced comfort and lower energy bills to look forward to. Whether your central air system is a middle-grade unit or a top-of-the-line model, how you care for your new HVAC will determine how long it lasts and how well it performs.
Follow these tips to maximize its efficiency.
How to Get the Most Out of Your New HVAC System
The average air conditioning system should last 10 to 15 years -- maybe even longer with routine maintenance. To get the most out of your investment, be sure that nothing interferes with its performance.
Replace the Filter Regularly
A clogged restricts airflow, forcing the HVAC system to work harder. You know the end result: a higher utility bill. A dirty filter also puts extra pressure on the equipment, leading to a premature breakdown. Replace the filter every 30 to 90 days. This is an easy task to overlook so follow these tips to keep it top of mind.
- Set a reminder on your phone: A calendar item on the last or first day of every month can prompt you to swap out the filter.
- Keep a stack of filters in plain sight: A pile of filters in the corner of the laundry room, for example, is a good visual reminder.
- Keep notes: Write the date you replaced the filter on a stick note and place it on the furnace cabinet. That way there’s no question when it’s due to be replaced.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
A state-of-the-art furnace and AC system isn’t complete with a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can put your HVAC unit on a heating and cooling schedule, cutting your annual heating and cooling cost by as much as 10%. It will provide optimal comfort while you’re home and automatically adjust to an economical temperature while you’re away.
Schedule Annual Maintenance
An annual maintenance inspection is smart no matter your system’s age, but it’s especially important for newer HVAC units. Your new installation likely came with a warranty. Should anything go wrong with your furnace or AC, you might have to show proof that a certified HVAC technician has been providing routine maintenance, otherwise your warranty could be void. Other things that could invalidate your warranty include faulty installation and off-label replacement parts.
Bottom line: Entrust the care of your new AC or furnace to the experts at Guaranteed Service. With our Comfort Club membership plan, you can be certain your heater and air conditioner will run safely, smoothly, and efficiently. To learn more, call (732) 412-1134.