Your HVAC system is the most valuable appliance in your home, so why wouldn’t you want to maintain its worth? It’s not that difficult, and the benefits are many, including greater energy efficiency and saving money on your utility bills. Plus, by enhancing your HVAC unit’s value by keeping it running right, you’re also ensuring you’ll increase the asking price for your home if you ever decide to put it on the market.
Let’s look at some of the ways to ensure HVAC value.
Change the air filter regularly.
We can’t stress it enough: Changing the air filter regularly maintains good airflow. That means the system runs cooler, with less friction between parts, helping it last longer with less need for maintenance. Also, changing the filter helps the system dehumidify the home in summer better so that, again, it doesn’t have to labor as much to keep humidity in check.
Install a programmable, Wi-Fi, or smart thermostat.
These thermostats are quite a step up from the old-style analog thermostat, and they offer a great way to save on your monthly energy bill. You can set an energy-saving temperature for those times when you’re away from home or sleeping and don’t require as much cooling or heating. The thermostats ensure that the energy-saving setting will trigger so that you don’t always have to remember to reset it. Plus, you can instruct the family to stay away from the thermostat to ensure someone isn’t making frequent, wasteful temperature adjustments that cause the system to work harder to fulfill. These thermostats will also boost the HVAC unit’s value when reselling your home.
Plan regular maintenance.
Scheduling regular maintenance twice a year on the air conditioner and heating system will ensure that your system is running right all year long. Parts that are on the verge of failing can be replaced before there’s a need for a major repair, saving you money and ensuring the HVAC unit’s value is preserved.
To learn more about maintaining HVAC value in your home, contact Detmer and Sons, serving Dayton and the surrounding area.