The new year is almost here. That means it's time to make resolutions to better yourself and your life. Health, career, and relationships are all common topics to focus on when it comes to setting goals. Yet, there are plenty of other areas to choose from. For instance, why not make goals to keep your home running more smoothly.

You may have been neglecting your HVAC system a bit in the past few years, but this could be the year you make improvements. Here are 5 HVAC care resolutions you can make for 2018.

Stop Skipping Filter Changes

If your HVAC system is still running and other areas of your home need attention, it can be easy to put filter changes on the back burner. While your HVAC system will likely not stop running just because you push off changing the filter for a day or two, neglecting it for too long can have serious consequences.

When your filter gets too full, it can no longer trap new debris that passes through. The dust will then blow into your system and can cause damage to the more sensitive components. If left unfixed long enough, you may end up with costly repairs. Most filters will need to be changed on a monthly basis, however, some do last longer. Contact the professionals at Modern Air Solutions to find out how often your filter should be changed.

Stop Skipping Maintenance

While changing your filter is part of maintenance, you should also have the professionals at Modern Air Solutions perform maintenance on your system 1-2 times per year. Many HVAC owners choose to do so once during the heating season and once during the cooling season.

When you contact Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA for maintenance, we will inspect your system thoroughly, clean your system, and make sure it is running efficiently. We will make suggestions for adjustments or repairs as well to make sure your family will be comfortable all year long. Ensuring that your system receives proper maintenance will help make sure it reaches its life expectancy and keep it running efficiently so you save money.

Ignoring Minor Issues That Should Be Fixed

You may have noticed that your system has been making strange noises lately or giving off a peculiar smell. These are signs that there is an issue with your system. If you have been putting off having it checked, make a resolution to finally get it fixed.

When small issues go unchecked long enough, they turn into bigger problems that can be costly. Getting your system checked by Modern Air Solutions sooner rather than later can save you in the long run. You also won’t have to worry about experiencing a total system shutdown at an inconvenient time.

Neglecting Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Getting your air ducts cleaned is not something you have to do every year, but it is an aspect of HVAC maintenance that can be easy to forget about. If you have a forced-air HVAC system, you should have your ducts cleaned every 5-10 years. If you have pets or if your family tracks in a lot of dirt, you may want to choose to have your ducts cleaned more often. On the other hand, if you have a high-quality filter and change it when necessary, you may not need to have your ducts cleaned as often.

If your ducts are due for a cleaning, contact Modern Air Solutions. With the help of the Air Scrubber Plus, we can get rid of the debris that has accumulated so your HVAC system can run more efficiently.

Upgrade Your New System

New technology is always being developed for HVAC systems. There are many options on the market that can make using and monitoring your HVAC system more convenient than ever.

A home zoning system can split up your home so you can control the zones you choose independently and choose where you want the conditioned air to go. A smart thermostat can be programmed with a daily or weekly schedule so you can save energy while you are not home. You can even upgrade your old system to a new more efficient system. Modern Air Solutions also offers a variety of other products that can improve the air quality in your home. If you want to learn what options would work well in your home, contact Modern Air Solutions for a consultation.

Start Using The Professionals

If you are trying to save some cash, you may try to fix your HVAC system yourself or simply go with the cheapest company you can find. While this will likely save you immediately, it is not always the best option. If you or the technician you choose doesn’t know what they are doing, you could end up with expensive repairs in the future.

By calling the professionals at Modern Air Solutions in Bensalem, PA, you can help ensure that your system is fixed properly so you don’t run into the same problem over and over again. We have installed over 300 systems and have over 600 satisfied customers. If you would like to learn more about what we can do for you, you can browse our website or call us at (215) 490-3433