New Year’s Resolutions don’t have to be just personal – like losing weight. You can make (and keep) New Year’s Resolutions related to how you manage your Georgetown area home. Follow these tips to save time, money, energy, and your sanity in the coming months.
Cutting Your Energy Use
Get creative with energy-saving ideas. You can remind family members to turn off lights when they leave the room and shut off water when they brush their teeth. You can also lower your carbon footprint by recycling paper, plastics, and other materials.
Changing Your HVAC Filter Regularly
This new habit can also check multiple boxes. When you change your filter as recommended by the manufacturer, your heating and cooling system runs more efficiently, saving you money. At the same time, you can improve your indoor air quality by making sure that certain allergens and particulates never make it into the air flowing throughout your home.
Need help buying or changing your filter? Our local technicians know the types of systems installed in Georgetown area homes, and we’ll be happy to help you figure out the right filter to buy and how to change it.
Getting an HVAC Tune-up Before Summer
Contact the team at DTC to schedule an HVAC tune-up before summer. Our team will clean and lubricate all components of your HVAC system to help it run more efficiently throughout the year. This can also save you money on more extensive repairs down the road. Learn more about DTC’s flexible maintenance programs.
Prepping for Emergencies
You don’t have to prepare for the apocalypse, but it makes sense to check your alarms, replace the batteries every six months, and make sure that your family knows the locations of emergency exits if anything should happen. You can also pack emergency kits containing flashlights, water and other essentials that will come in handy if you lose power or face similar emergencies.
Creating a Home Cleaning Routine
Devise daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning routines. Make lists you can copy and check off each time you complete them. This will help you keep a tidy home, safeguard your health, and develop a sense of accomplishment.
Sealing Drafty Leaks Around Windows and Doors
You can caulk and weatherize your windows and doorways to keep the warm or cool air inside. It’s a good idea to seal and insulate the ductwork to make your HVAC system more efficient. If you need further details on how to prevent drafts from increasing your energy bill, reach out to the team at DTC for ideas.
Hiring Georgetown’s Premier HVAC Contractor
Contact us today if you need any assistance keeping your New Year’s resolutions regarding your Georgetown area home. If you need more ideas to preserve, protect, and optimize your HVAC system, we are always ready to provide input on HVAC installation, repairs, maintenance, and replacement services.