It’s that time of the year again – tax return season. With extra cash in your pocket, it’s time to invest back into your home. Instead of going out and buying something extravagant, you might want to consider an AC installation or an HVAC upgrade instead. Here are a few wise investments for your tax return dollars.
Invest In A Smart Thermostat
Even though a new thermostat costs money upfront, you would actually be saving money in the long run. With an average thermostat, your AC is working even if you are not home or in one of your rooms. With a smart thermostat, it’s constantly adjusting to your day-to-day schedule. Why waste money over-working your AC and racking up your bills? If you enjoy walking into a nice, cold house, you can buy a thermostat that is connected to your phone. So before you leave work, you can set your house to be nice and chilly.
Replace Or Reseal Your Doors And Windows
Window frames and doors wear down over time and create little holes and cracks. It’s smart to check these areas annually, and replace them if necessary to keep your house cool.
Upgrade Your Ductwork
Air leaks in your ducts can cause a lot of problems in your home that could affect more than just your wallet. Leaks could cause the cool air and heat to escape into locations you are not using, like the attic or basement. This causes your electric bill to increase. While the air is going out to these unused spaces, other things can enter, as well. This can cause dust and pollen can be pushed out into the air you breath, causing allergies to kick up. Harsher exposures, like mold, can be even more harmful if breathed over a period of time.
Have Annual Maintenance
A lot of issues that homeowners face are related to problems they can’t see. They often don’t call someone until the damage is already done. Having more frequent AC tune-ups can save you time and money. Use your tax refund to purchase an AC maintenance package now to save money in the future.
Contact us, Mendez Air Conditioning and Heating, if you have more questions on how to improve your home!