New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

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Happy New Year to all our NW Mechanical customers!  Caring and maintaining your home’s heating and cooling systems is one of the most important homeowner tasks.  Seattle HVAC customers can read our top home heating and cooling resolutions to help you improve your home’s efficiency and save you money in the new year.

Change Filters Regularly

Dirty filters restrict air flow and make your furnace or AC unit work harder (which increases your energy consumption and expenses).  Dirty filters can also contribute to other maintenance issues with your units.  So check your filters regularly and change or clean them out when needed.

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Using a digital, programmable thermostat can significantly reduce your home’s heating costs.  With a programmable thermostat, you can pre-set the time and temps for your home – so it kicks in when it’s told to do so, and turns off as well, without you manually doing a thing.  Home energy experts estimate a programmable thermostat can save you up to $200 per year in energy costs.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Yearly check-ups for your furnace and AC units are the easiest and most important thing you can do to guarantee that your heater or air conditioner performs at peak efficiency.  Qualified Seattle HVAC technicians inspect your units and provide necessary maintenance so you can be confident your heating and cooling needs can be met.  Yearly tune-ups can also extend the life of your heating and cooling units.

Do It Yourself Projects

Feel a draft around doors, windows or vents in your home?  If so, you might be losing heated air to the outside and letting cold air into your home.  As a result, your heating and cooling units are running harder than they need to be.  Check your local Seattle hardware store for caulk, tape and other sealant products and spend an afternoon taking care of those leaks.  It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive fix that can improve your home comfort level and save you money.

Is this the year you’ll upgrade your home’s heating and cooling systems?  New systems perform at a much higher efficiency level, provide more comfortable heating and cooling, last longer, require fewer repairs and save you money on your monthly bills.  What are you waiting for?  Contact us today!

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