In our last blog post, we gave you some home projects to consider this summer to make your household aesthetically pleasing and more pleasurable to be in. After all, in these times of uncertainty, we may be spending more hours indoors than outdoors lately.
We are all for fun projects and will continue to share ideas with you! But we also want to look at the practical aspects of homeownership and help you make sure your home and budget are protected, no matter the outside circumstances. Read on as we uncover some ideas we have for how to protect your home comfort this season!
Schedule AC Maintenance
If you haven’t done so already, now is the perfect time to schedule your air conditioning maintenance.
AC tune-ups allow our technicians to thoroughly inspect and clean your cooling system, helping it to perform more efficiently and effectively. It’s also during this time that we’ll make necessary adjustments, and alert you to any small repair needs that may exist. Getting these repairs on your schedule right away will help you avoid a bigger emergency later on down the line.
Maintenance can actually help you avoid up to 85% of the repair needs your cooling system might ever need in its lifespan! Speaking of that lifespan, a well-cared-for air conditioner can last about 10-15 years while one that skips routine maintenance may only last half of that—particularly with all the work it has to go through in our climate.
Have Your Ducts Cleaned
Homeowners often don’t realize just how much dirty ductwork can impact their health and home comfort. Dirty ductwork can allow you and your family to breathe in contaminants, it can restrict airflow and therefore lower your comfort, and lead you to pay more than necessary for AC use.
Routine duct cleaning every few years, however, can help you lower your energy bills, increase your indoor air quality, and even help your air conditioner work more effectively so it lasts longer. Even seemingly small strains like dirty ductwork wears down on both your air conditioner and your heater over time, but duct cleaning can help improve your systems’ life expectancy.
Schedule an Energy Assessment
Do you know what your energy loss opportunities are? Anything from drafty doors and windows to inefficiently operating HVAC systems could be costing you way more than you should have to pay. But equipment efficiency testing, duct system efficiency testing, and smart home automation will help us help you combat these opportunities.
Take Advantage of Your Indoor Space
Sometimes protection means protecting your quality of life. With so much time spent indoors, this can seem hard to do. There are so many ways you can take advantage of this time though! You may have had to cancel a few get-togethers and perhaps even a vacation, but what about taking a staycation?
Think about what you most enjoy about your vacation destinations or get-togethers and adapt them to your household and family. Perhaps this means making game night virtual using an online webcam platform. Or maybe it means the adults in your household make some tropical drinks and go kick back on the patio for an evening of relaxation. The possibilities are endless!