In a few days, our clocks will strike midnight, and it will be a brand-new year. For some people, the New Year means putting resolutions in place for ways to improve their health, break bad habits or simply make life better.
But have you considered making New Year’s resolutions for your home’s systems? Your plumbing and HVAC need regular maintenance to stay in tip-top shape. So, while you’re planning on hitting the gym or eating right, why not add a plan for taking care of your home, too? Here are some suggestions for your New Year’s home resolutions from Joseph Giannone Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
Change Your Filters
Before the year turns, mark your calendar and resolve to change your HVAC filters every month for a 1-inch filter and every six months for a three- to six-inch filter. A dirty filter makes your HVAC work too hard, leading to more frequent breakdowns. A clean, high-quality filter also boosts the air quality in your home. It’s a win-win!
Clean Your Drains
You know better than to pour fat or cooking grease down the drain, but no matter how conscientious you are, greasy buildup will accumulate on the inside of your pipes. It’s gross, we know, but it comes from soap, dirty dishes, hair, and the grease and dirt you clean off your skin in the shower. To prevent a clog, set a reminder once a month to slowly pour a pot of boiling water down each drain in your home, washing away that buildup and keeping drains flowing clear.
Your HVAC system needs professional attention at least once a year to keep running smoothly. While you’re thinking about it, go ahead and schedule those appointments and get them on your calendar. An HVAC expert will check, lubricate and fine-tune your HVAC system’s moving parts, tighten the belts, and inspect the unit for problems on the horizon.
With these resolutions, you can rest assured that you’re doing the best you can as a homeowner to keep your systems running well. If you run into anything you can’t fix on your own, or if you want to schedule tune-ups, the HVAC experts at Giannone are here to help. Just call us at (215) 375-7134 or book online today!