Now is the perfect time to start considering your 2017 New Year’s resolutions. In addition to the resolutions that you make for yourself, you might want to think about some projects you can carry out within your home to make it safer and more efficient than ever. Keep reading for some ideas to put to use this year.
Test Your Indoor Air Quality
A well-maintained HVAC system can filter out quite a few outdoor contaminants and toxins, but that is not always enough. Chemicals in your home could be affecting your indoor air quality, and therefore your family’s health and well-being, without you even realizing it. Testing kits for VOCs and radon are not only affordable, but they are also quite easy to use and will give you results in as little as a few days.
Add Extra Insulation
It is an unfortunate fact that many homeowners will go for years without adding extra insulation to their attic or upgrading to blow-in insulation. The proper insulation will allow you to keep your home at a comfortable temperature and might even increase your HVAC system’s lifespan. As a general rule, you should add insulation if you can see the floor joists in the attic. Most homeowners should check their insulation two to three times per year.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is an excellent upgrade for a home, and these devices will often pay for themselves in as little as a few months. Modern programmable thermostats, like the Côr thermostat, can connect to a home’s wireless router and be accessed from anywhere in the world. Families can also set reminders on programmable thermostats for projects such as changing out air filters.
Schedule Your Next Service Call With Engineered Air
In addition to these three New Year’s Resolutions for your home, you might also want to start 2017 off right by scheduling your next HVAC service call. Our experienced technicians can help you with all of your HVAC needs including new installations, system upgrades, air quality solutions, emergency repairs, and much more.