March 1, 2023
Lucky Charms and green beer aren't the only things you need to have good luck this St. Patrick's Day. It's also important to keep your heating and cooling system in tip-top shape so you can stay comfortable all year round!
At Parker & Sons, we know that a well-maintained heating and cooling system can lead to good luck for your comfort, energy bills, and even your wallet. Here are some ways to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly:
One of the easiest and most important things you can do for your heating and cooling system is to change the air filter regularly. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow and cause your system to work harder, leading to higher energy bills and even a breakdown. We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months, depending on the type of filter and the amount of use your system gets.
Just like you get an oil change for your car, it's important to have preventive maintenance done on your heating and cooling system. During a maintenance visit, a technician inspects your system, cleans it, and repairs it. This can help extend the life of your system, improve efficiency, and prevent unexpected breakdowns.
Dirt, dust, and other debris can clog up your outdoor A/C unit, reducing efficiency and potentially leading to breakdowns. It's important to keep the area around your unit clean and free of debris and to have a professional clean your unit every year. This will ensure that your unit runs smoothly and efficiently, keeping you cool and comfortable.
If you notice any issues with your heating or cooling system, it's important to address them promptly. For example, if you hear strange noises, experience a sudden drop in air flow, or see a sudden spike in your energy bills, there could be an issue with your system. A small issue with a motor or fan could escalate into a complete system breakdown, leaving you without heating or cooling during the hottest or coldest times of the year.
A programmable thermostat like the ones available at Parker & Sons allows you to set the temperature in your home for specific times of the day, so you can save energy when you're not home. This can lead to lower energy bills and a more comfortable home.
By following these tips, you can have good luck with your heating and cooling system all year round. At Parker & Sons, we're here to help you keep your system in tip-top shape, so you can stay comfortable and save money.
Cheers to good luck and comfort all year round!