Tips for New Homeowners

Posted by Victoria May on May 18, 2015, 12:52:10 PM
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Buying a new home and moving can be very stressful. There is so much to coordinate. Does anyone happily choose the stress of packing and unpacking? Moving can be expensive and the responsibilities of becoming new homeowners overwhelming. Check out these tips to see how getting to know your HVAC unit can save money and reduce stress.

  • Install (and use) ceiling fans
    • Ceiling fans (especially when used while away from home) can save energy.
    • Why?
      • Better air circulation allows you to bump your thermostat up 1 or 2 degrees in the summer and down 1 or 2 degrees in the winter.
      • 1 or 2 degrees can save you money
    • Have a programmable thermostat installed
      • Running AC or heating all day can cost you big bucks $$$
  • Celebrate becoming new homeowners, then...replace your filters
    • Start a schedule to know when to replace your filters
    • Doing so can improve indoor air quality
    • Old air filters cause your HVAC unit to work harder which cost more money and shortens the life of your HVAC unit.

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  • Clean air vents
    • Make sure your air vents are clear of dust and miscellaneous objects.
    • Dirty ducks cause poor air quality and air circulation.
    • Remember, changing your thermostat 1 or 2 degrees can make a big difference on your utility bill.
  • Mark any air leaks in floods, windows, and doors for repair
    • Air leaks are money leaks
    • As new homeowners, the last thing you want to think about is another repair because that means more money. But pay now, save later.
    • They decrease efficient air flow and allows moisture in your home.
    • Too much moisture plus Florida's humidity could mean dealing with mold.
  • Plan a service check on your HVAC unit
    • A Tri County technician can diagnose any problems your unit may have.
    • They can also help you create a maintenance agreement that can increase the longevity of your unit.

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  • Bonus tip: Whether new homeowners or seasoned homeowners, make friends with your HVAC unit
    • The better your treat it, the more comfort it will give you.

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Topics: Frequently Asked Questions, New Homeowners, Blog Article