3 Ways to Show Your HVAC System Some Love This Valentine’s Day

February 05, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and honestly, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your AC system or heater.

But guess what? Your HVAC system needs a little love, too.

The great thing is, when you show your HVAC system some love, it will reciprocate your affection in the form of lower energy bills and less-frequent repairs.

We’ll share 3 ways you can show your HVAC system some love this Valentine’s season:

  1. Change your air filter regularly

  2. Keep your vents open

  3. Hire a pro to maintain your AC and heater

Tip #1: Change your air filter regularly

Changing your air filter is one of the best ways to show your HVAC system some love.

Why?

A clean air filter lets air flow freely into your HVAC system, which means it won’t struggle as much to cool or heat your home’s air.

On the other hand, when your HVAC system can only pull in limited air (because of a dirty filter), your system will experience problems like:

  • Higher energy bills

  • Overheating components

  • Frozen evaporator coils

  • Uneven heating/cooling throughout your home

We recommend that you change your air filter every month.

Not sure what replacement air filter to get? Check out our blog, “What's the Best HVAC Filter For My Home? A Florida Tech Answers.”

Tip #2: Keep your vents open

Keeping your vents open is another easy way to show your HVAC system some love.

One common myth is that closing vents in unused rooms saves energy. However, actually the opposite is true.

You see when your HVAC system was installed, everything was adjusted so the right amount of air comes out of each supply vent and then returns back into your HVAC system through the return vents.

But when you close off vents in unused rooms, you’re actually messing with the balance and altering the pressure, which can make your system work harder to heat and cool your home.

This pressure imbalance can cause and/or aggravate leaks in the ductwork. The result is that you’ll spend more to heat or cool your home, plus you’ll damage components like the blower motor.

So, in short, keep your vents open—even in unused rooms.

Tip #3: Hire a pro to maintain your HVAC system

Having a professional perform regular maintenance on your HVAC system is perhaps the best way to show some love to your system.

HVAC maintenance is a lot like a car tune-up.

Just like getting an oil change improves your car’s health and performance, a tune-up is necessary to keep your HVAC system healthy and running efficiently.

In fact, one source estimates that you could save up to 15% on your energy bills by keeping your HVAC system regularly maintained. Plus, you will have less frequent and serious repairs, so you’ll save money there, too.

You should have your HVAC system maintained at least once per year, ideally twice per year.

Bonus tip: Invest in a maintenance plan

One convenient way to remember to get HVAC maintenance is to invest in a maintenance plan.

When you enroll in a maintenance plan, all you have to do is pick up the phone and schedule an appointment—the maintenance visit is already paid for.

Maintenance plans differ depending on the HVAC company, but the best usually offer a discount on other services to maintenance plan members.

Our CoolClub maintenance plan, for example, offers additional benefits like:

  • 2 annual maintenance visits

  • Discounts on air conditioner repairs, equipment and accessories

  • Priority service over non-plan customers

  • 20% discounts on repairs

  • And much more

Learn more by visiting our CoolClub maintenance plan page.

Interested in becoming a CoolClub maintenance plan member?


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