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2018 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Hudson Valley Home Heating and Cooling Systems
We’re heading into 2018 (can you believe it!), which means it’s time to make your New Year’s Resolutions. Why not make a few that will help keep your bills down while making you more comfortable at home?
Try some of these – your heating and cooling systems will thank you for it!
Keep your maintenance promises – Want your heating or cooling equipment to work great all year long? Don’t skip you’re annual tune-up (better yet, get two- one in the spring and one in the fall). Tune-ups will often increase system efficiency enough to offset their cost in a single season, and they’ll make your equipment last longer. Want even more value? Go for a service plan.
Change your air filters regularly – Changing your filter is probably the single most important maintenance task you need to perform on your HVAC system. Check your furnace or AC filter at least once a month – even more in the height of the summer and winter, when your equipment is running almost constantly. A clogged filter will raise your bills and cause your equipment to work harder than it needs to – which translates to higher bills and premature breakdowns.
Dust off – and USE – that programmable thermostat – If you don’t use a programmable thermostat, you’re missing out on one of the best bang-for-the-buck, no-brainer ways to save on monthly bills. With an investment of just a few minutes of your time, you can cut your heating and cooling bills by up to 10 percent. If you don’t really know how to use your thermostat, make it a priority this year – it could save you hundreds of dollars.
Upgrade when it makes sense – There comes a point where the cost of keeping your old system outweighs the cost of replacing it – either because you’re one bad night away from a costly repair or because it’s running so inefficiently that you’re throwing money out the window (or up your chimney) every month. Upgrading to a new furnace or AC system – or moving from a conventional to a tankless water heater – will often pay for itself in just a few years, and provide more comfort, better performance, and better warranty coverage along the way.
Start 2018 out right – save money and enjoy more peace of mind with expert service and equipment upgrades from Bottini! Contact us today to learn more or get a FREE estimate!