HVAC resolutionsMany of us give up on New Year’s resolutions through the years, knowing that making promises such as exercising more, staying away from sweets, and doing a better job getting along with the boss may be hopeless. But here are three resolutions you can make and keep with relative ease. Your inspiration will be that you’re saving money on energy and repairs by following through on these HVAC resolutions.

Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Still clunking along with that analog thermostat? Sure, it works OK, but did you know these thermostats are wildly inaccurate and that your HVAC system is likely running more than five degrees lower or higher than the thermostat setting?

Why not vow to upgrade to a programmable model? It takes a little effort to master the programming, but once you do, you can save money by setting the thermostat to run a few degrees colder or warmer, depending on the season, so that you can save money on energy when you’re away from home or sleeping. Studies show that setting the thermostat back just a few degrees each season will save you significant money on your energy bill.

If you’ve already got a programmable model, maybe it’s time to look into a smart model.

Get Maintenance Done in the Fall and Spring

You sometimes skip this step, not wanting to expend dollars on maintenance when it seems your HVAC system is running just fine. But if you want it to keep on running fine through the worst of summer or winter, you should always get seasonal maintenance. Skilled HVAC techs will check the components with their instruments to ensure everything is running right so that you’re less likely to have a breakdown when you need your HVAC most.

Change the Air Filter Regularly

Changing the air filter often is the best thing you can do to ensure your HVAC system purrs along in summer or winter. A dirty filter slows airflow and can cause a host of serious malfunctions and even breakdowns.

For more advice on HVAC resolutions you could make, contact Mowery Heating and Cooling.