Living in Arizona, your HVAC system becomes more than just an appliance. It’s a lifeline to comfort during atmospheric river winter storms and monsoon thunderstorm summers. So, this Valentine’s Day, why not ditch the chocolates and roses for a gesture your HVAC will truly appreciate? Here are six ways to show your system some love and ensure it keeps you comfortable all year long.
1. Filter First Dates:
Just like you wouldn’t take someone special out without prepping, don’t let your HVAC face the dust bunnies alone. Replace air filters monthly during peak seasons (spring and summer) and at least every two to three months otherwise. You can think of it as clearing the path for smoother airflow and better performance.
2. Schedule a Spa Day (Inspection):
Treat your HVAC to a professional inspection at least twice a year. Like a good massage therapist, your experienced local technician will identify any potential issues before they turn into full-blown meltdowns, saving you money and heartache down the line.
3. Clear the Clutter Around the Vents:
Don’t smother your loved one! Vents need open airways to breathe and circulate air. Remove furniture, curtains, throw rugs, or anything else blocking them.
4. Embrace the Thermostat Dance:
Don’t crank the thermostat down to sub-arctic levels during summertime nor blasting waves of heat during wintertime. It may seem romantic, but it stresses your system and skyrockets your energy bills. Aim for sensible bill-friendly temps and adjust your clothing for a more energy-efficient love affair.
5. Seal the Cracks to Keep the Love In:
Drafty windows and doors are like letting your cool air elope with Mr. Sun during warmer months. Seal air leaks around windows, doors, and other openings to prevent precious cool air from escaping. This will keep your love affair with comfortable temperatures burning bright.
6. Invest in Smart Upgrades:
Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat if you haven’t already done so and a more energy-efficient HVAC system. Whispering sweet nothings to your thermostat or outdated HVAC system won’t lower your energy bills.
With these small acts of love, your HVAC system will know you truly care, ensuring a long and happy relationship filled with cool comfort in the summer and warm love in the winter. Call us today for all your servicing needs at 480-968-5652 to schedule an appointment. Happy Valentine’s Day from your family at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating!