New-Year_Resolutions_listLike all New Year’s resolutions, HVAC resolutions are only beneficial if you’re faithful about keeping them. What are the benefits of HVAC resolutions? They will help you save money, improve your home’s comfort and prolong the life of your heating and cooling system.

Here are four HVAC resolutions to start your 2016 off on the right foot!

1. Install a Programmable Thermostat

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, consider installing one. They are inexpensive and, when used correctly, can help bring significant savings on your utility bills. Program the thermostat to lower energy usage during times when the family is sleeping or away from home.

What temperature should you program your thermostat to? We recommend setting the thermostat to 16°C at night or when you’re away. When you are home, set it around 20 to 21°C.

Learn why a programmable thermostat may be a problem for the elderly.

2. Schedule Tune-Ups

We get it, it’s easy to fall behind on tune-ups and repairs for your HVAC system. However, proper maintenance can prevent small problems from snowballing into big ones with big, scary price tags.

A checkup of your thermostat, sensors and controls will ensure your system is running efficiently, and ensure that you’re getting the most for your energy dollars.

3. Consider System Upgrades

As you review your finances and budget plan for the New Year, consider having a whole-house purifier or dehumidifier added to your HVAC system. A purifier will trap and filter pollutants such as pet dander, mold, dust and smoke, and a dehumidifier will reduce excess moisture and allergy-causing mold and mildew. Get all the details from Afterglow’s Air Quality page.

4. Make this YOUR Year

Resolutions don’t have to be abandoned in February, and they don’t have to be tackled alone. If HVAC is on your mind, get ahold of the folks who have it on the brain 24/7!

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