This year my wife and I have been tackling a bunch of tasks from our to-do list for our home. We are painting rooms, straightening up the backyard and completing some DIY projects. There is a great sense of accomplishment when you finish a project. One thing that I have learned this year is that it is better to have preventative maintenance done on your home than having to call a technician to repair something when it breaks down. Plus it is more cost effective. I think saving money is something we can all appreciate.
Make Your Own Routine For Taking Care Of Your Home
Last week I spoke with Trane specialist, Mike Topitzhofer. We talked about fatherhood and working at Trane in the Building Science Department. He also talked about what homeowners can do using preventative maintenance to keep their houses running smoothly. You can listen to the podcast HERE.
During our discussion I asked him if the old adage an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is true when it comes to heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Without skipping a beat Mike told me without a doubt YES! He suggested that a Trane specialist come to your house to check up on your HVAC units, air quality and thermostats. Since we purchased our home a few years ago we have scheduled a tech to come in twice a year to check up on the HVAC units. We schedule a tech to come in the months of March and October to make sure things are running smoothly as the seasons change.
Myth Or Fact When It Comes To Air Quality
There were a few things I asked Mike when it comes to getting the best air quality for your home. I have heard from some people that you don’t need filters for your vents in your house as long as you have a filter in your HVAC unit. Other people told me that you need to have filters in every vent of your house. Mike told me that it ultimately comes down to your type of house. Your home is different from your friends and family. So what might work for their house may not work for your home. That is where the technician comes into play. They can let you know what is best for your home.
Get The Latest Tech From Trane
The last thing that I spoke with Mike about was the latest gadgets and tech from Trane. As the holidays are approaching you might want to check out Trane’s website for the latest tech. You might build up a nice wishlist there. If you have a smartphone why not get a smart thermostat? The Trane ComfortLink II XL1050 Zoning Control with built-in Nexia Bridge combines zoning technology and a home automation hub. You can remotely control your home, comfort, and energy use. The less energy you use the more money you can save. It’s easily accessible from a smartphone, tablet or computer, which makes adjusting the temperature for your family’s comfort a breeze. Got to love that Dad Joke right there.
I hope you enjoyed my chat with Mike Topitzhofer and that you will put Mike’s words into action. Once you get into a routine of taking care of your home with Trane your house will be running like a well-oiled machine. There will be less headaches and more time that you can spend with your family. To me that is a win-win.
Please note: I teamed up with Trane for this sponsored post, but my thoughts are my own.