Springtime is here, and it is time for a change in your Murrieta home. Remodeling, new furniture, adding things that make your home environment enjoyable are on your to-do list. When caring for your home, your HVAC system is an unseen ally when it comes to enhancing the livability of your home. It is responsible not only for the temperature, but the quality of the air as it filters out contaminants, controls the humidity, and circulates throughout the house. With spring fever in the air, consider your HVAC system and how it contributes to the enjoyment of your home from day to day and season to season. Here are some ways to include HVAC in the care of your home:
Replace your HVAC
If your AC is older than ten years, you might consider replacing it with an Energy Star rated HVAC system. The advanced technology is well worth it, and it will lower your bills considerably. And you can offset the cost of the new installation with incentives and rebates targeting energy efficiency upgrades!
Maintenance of your HVAC
Include regular professional maintenance in your spring planning. A well-maintained HVAC will run at its peak, especially in the hottest months. And after a disaster, like the recent Southern California wildfires that burned so close to Murrieta, the smoke, ash, and particles can clog your AC resulting in damage and costly repairs.
Prolonged use of an overburdened HVAC will ultimately lead to the breakdown and possible replacement of the HVAC. You can prevent future problems, and unexpected expenses with We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air servicing and repair. We offer our Comprehensive Tune-up to make sure your AC is running at its optimal level.
Change your air filter every 3 months and monthly if you run your AC consistently. A dirty filter can add a lot to your energy bill and will shorten the life of your system. And if you plan to sell your house, a simple thing like a dirty filter is a sign that basic maintenance in the home has been neglected and it may indicate to a buyer that the HVAC may be a cost in the near future. So don’t skip this step!
If you have air leaks, your HVAC thermostat has to adjust continually control the temperature fluctuations. This leakage results in higher utility bills and can lead to very costly repairs or replacement of your HVAC unit.
According to the Department of Energy, most homes in the United States don’t have enough insulation and have significant air leaks. It is important to properly seal and insulate your home to keep your expensive air inside your home instead of leaking out through ceilings and walls.
- Weatherize your doors and windows with weatherstripping
- Caulk the seams where doors, windows, and walls meet
Here are some more energy saving tips for spring and summer.
Additions to Your HVAC
There are enhancements you can make to your HVAC system that will add to your comfort and convenience. We Care can help you choose the options that would be the best for your system! Here are a few options:
A Programmable Thermostat will help you control the cost of running your HVAC system. It can automatically adjust your temperatures to fit your schedule, whether you are at home or away. No more worrying about forgetting to turn off your AC or wasting energy on cooling an empty house, and you can set the AC and come home to a cool house after a hot day. We Care experts can help you choose the right model for your HVAC system.
Depending on the type of unit you have, you may be able to add zone controls that enable you to set the temperature in each room separately. When space is not in use, the thermostat can be set high to avoid the cost of cooling an unused room. We Care can evaluate your system to see if it is compatible with a zoned system.
Add air quality controls to your AC unit for further comfort and your health. Indoor contaminants are the cause of many respiratory ailments. You can increase the quality of the air you breathe with the addition of filters and air purifiers. We Care Comfort specialists can help you choose the best way to cater your HVAC system for maximum comfort in your home.
We Care Plumbing, Heating, & Air has many years of experience in the maintenance, repair, or replacement of HVAC systems. Our technicians are industry trained, and NATE Certified. We are committed to your air quality and the health and safety of you and your family in the town of Murrieta.