Getting a new HVAC can be really exciting! It takes a load of stress off your back and works more efficiently than your old system. Whether your system is brand new or not, it is important to take care of it. Putting necessary maintenance to the side can shave years off of your HVAC system. Here are some steps that you should be taking to ensure that your heating and cooling systems stick around.
The typical lifespan of an A/C system is 12-15 years while your furnace can last up to 20 years. However, your system will only make it that long if you take care of it. The most important thing that you can do for your systems is to schedule annual maintenance. These check ups will look for any repairs that might need done and your technician will perform necessary maintenance that your system needs. Not only will you be aware of what state your system is in, these appointments often catch repairs in advance before they end up costing more money. 72 Degrees has a great maintenance program that offers Premium and Basic programs to fit individual preferences.
If your thermostat isn’t set to “auto” it’s time to change it. Keeping your thermostat on “auto” will keep your system running only when it needs to. Keeping your thermostat on all of the time can run down your system resulting in a shortened lifespan. It can also mean changing your filter more often. Unless someone in your home has a breathing impairment or you are noticing more dust than usual, it’s good practice to keep your thermostat on the “auto” fan setting.
While we are on the topic of thermostats, it’s a really great time to upgrade your thermostat. Upgrading your thermostat will help your system run more efficiently which means less pressure on your system and your wallet! If you decide that it’s time for a thermostat upgrade, smart thermostats are a great place to start. Smart thermostat technology gives you the ability to control your systems away from home so you can stay on top of your comfort at all times.
Waiting on repairs can seriously end the life of your system altogether and if anything, it will definitely shorten it. If you notice any leaks, weird sounds or abnormal behavior from your systems, call an HVAC professional immediately. Technicians are always happy to come out whether it turns out to be an issue or not. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
These tips will help build the years on your HVAC systems. If you have any heating or cooling questions contact 72 Degrees today! Our experienced technicians would be thrilled to help out. You can reach us at 515-965-7272 or visit our website at 72degrees.com.