Show Some Love to Your HVAC System This February

Dating back more than a thousand years in its earliest form, Valentine's Day has a long association with all things love-related. So, why not extend the love to your home's heating and cooling system, too? After all, it has a thankless job practically every single day of the year. Below, we go over some of the simple ways you can show some love to your HVAC system this February in a way that also benefits you.

Change the Filter

Your HVAC system will be happy to get a new, clean filter. If you can't recall the last time you changed your system's filter, it's time to do it again. Generally, this is something you should do every 90 days – and more often if you have an allergy or indoor air quality concerns.

Make Sure Vents/Registers Are Unblocked

If vents or registers are blocked, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep your home comfortable. That's not very loving, now is it? This February, take some time to go around your home and make sure vents and registers aren't blocked by couches or other pieces of furniture.

Take Steps to Seal Your Home Better

Another way to show some love to your HVAC system is to seal up any draft points in your home. You'll benefit as well from some added savings on your utility bills. Pay particular attention to any areas where outdoor air can get inside. Minimize or eliminate air leakage and drafts by:

  • Adding or replacing weather-stripping around windows and doors
  • Updating doors or windows if drafts can't be stopped in other ways
  • Minimizing how often exterior doors are opened as much as possible

Check Your Insulation

Air can also be getting into and out of your home through insulation gaps. So, another step to take with showing love to your HVAC system this February is to fill any insulation gaps. Outdated or worn insulation should also be replaced.

Consider Window Treatment Updates or Adjustments

Window coverings do more than accentuate your home's décor and design. They can also be functional and suitable for your HVAC system. If your current window coverings are fine, at least get into the habit of closing them when there's a lot of sun in certain areas to minimize heat transfer. Closing curtains or blinds on very cold or hot days also provides an added layer of insulation.

How about an HVAC Upgrade or Replacement?

Love sometimes means knowing when to say goodbye. In this case, we're talking about replacing an HVAC system that's no longer efficient or in good enough shape to heat and cool your home. Newer systems are designed to optimize efficiency with features that include programmable thermostats and zoning options.

Call Us Today

One other way to show some love to your HVAC system this February is to contact Romano Bros. Heating and Air for services. Our seasoned technicians can perform a routine inspection so any minor issues can be dealt with proactively. Being diligent with HVAC maintenance and service is also a great way to get more life and efficiency from your heating and cooling system.

Contact us today to benefit from our full range of HVAC services.