Your home’s HVAC system works diligently to provide you with a comfortable living environment. If you haven’t shown it much love lately, Valentine’s Day is a good reminder that your system deserves some appreciation. Here are some ways to love your HVAC so it can return the favor with reliable performance and savings on your energy bills:
Give It More Control
Upgrading to a smart thermostat can let your HVAC system really get to know you and give it more control of your comfort preferences. Smart thermostats pay attention to the settings you input, and once they’re memorized, they automatically make the adjustments for you. This not only makes your comfort control effortless, but it can also cut your energy costs by up to 10 percent when your thermostat automatically sets the temperature back 7—10 degrees at night, or when the house isn’t occupied during the day.
Plan a Date With a Technician
Setting a date for preventive maintenance on your HVAC system with a skilled and experienced technician is a mutually-beneficial way to show that you care. During the date, a technician can inspect, clean and tune-up the entire system so it operates safely, reliably and at optimal efficiency. Don’t stop with a single date though – plan future get-togethers twice a year to keep your HVAC system in top condition.
Give the Gift of Airflow
Your HVAC doesn’t crave expensive candy, but it does need ample airflow. To ensure that yours gets all the air it needs to perform at its peak:
- Inspect the air filter monthly and replace it whenever necessary to prevent airflow restrictions that can suffocate the system.
- Get all your accessible ductwork sealed to curtail air losses through gaps/leaks around joins and seams.
- Keep all your supply registers fully open, and return grilles unobstructed at all times.
- Have your HVAC pro check for proper air balancing within the system, and get needed adjustments taken care of promptly.
For more ways to show you love your HVAC, contact your Martin, Palm Beach and Indian River County home comfort pros at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system and other HVAC topics, or call us at 408-456-0200.