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4 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency and Health

Yield 2014Are you thinking of your New Year’s resolutions for 2014? Many people are looking for ways to live healthier and save more money in the New Year, but they might not know that their HVAC systems can help them do both! Today we’re going to provide you with four HVAC-related New Year’s resolutions that will help cut your expenses and make for a healthier home environment!

4 HVAC New Year’s resolutions

  1. I will schedule a tune-up for my furnace and air conditioner.  Annual tune-ups can save you money in a number of different ways in 2014. By scheduling a tune-up for your air conditioner in the spring and your furnace in the fall, you can avoid costly breakdowns, lower your energy bills and extend the operating lives of your units. If you want to minimize the amount of money you spend on repairing and operating your HVAC systems next year, tune-ups are essential.
  2. I will check and/or change my air filter once every month. You’d be surprised at the amount of people who spend too much money on their heating and cooling bills simply because they haven’t changed their air filters. A dirty filter blocks your HVAC system’s airflow, which significantly increases operating costs. In addition, a dirty filter will not provide adequate protection for your furnace or air conditioner (which can lead to costly breakdowns) and will allow airborne contaminants to circulate throughout your home. By checking and/or changing your air filter every month in 2014, you can save money and have a healthier home.
  3. I will use my thermostat to save energy. If you’re like most people, your home is unoccupied for a chunk of the day when your family is at school or work. You can cut your heating and cooling costs by adjusting your thermostat during those hours. A programmable thermostat makes this simple because you can tell it what hours of the day and days of the week there is less of a demand for heating and cooling in your home and it will automatically adjust your home’s temperatures accordingly.
  4. I will make my home healthier with a high-quality air filtration system. Most standard air filters are only capable of protecting your HVAC system from airborne contaminants; they do little to take care of the tiny particles in your air that affect the health of you and your family. By installing an air cleaner or air purifier in your HVAC system, you can remove nearly all of the harmful contaminants from your home’s air and allow your family to live and breathe healthier in 2014!

If you have any questions about these New Year’s resolutions for your HVAC system, or if you’d like a heating and cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles heating and cooling contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Dardenne Prairie, Des Peres and Frontenac.

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