4 New Year Resolutions for your HVAC System

The new year is coming up which means it’s a great time to start thinking about resolutions. Before you make any huge commitments or give up your favorite guilty pleasure snacks, we have got four new year resolutions that are easy to follow and will improve your everyday comfort and health.



One resolution that you can have for your HVAC system is changing the filter more often. Many people forget to change their air filters regularly, which can lead to shortening the lifespan of your HVAC system and health problems. When you don’t change your air filter, dust and debris builds up and can make your furnace work harder than it needs to. This same dust and debris is getting into your air too. This results in poor air quality, making it difficult to breathe. If you suffer from allergies, asthma or have pets, this can have a greater effect on you.


While we are on the topic of indoor air quality, taking the proper steps to maintain good air quality in your home can help your HVAC work more efficiently. Your indoor air quality can be improved by sticking to a regular cleaning schedule. Vacuuming and cleaning your vents can go a long way in improving air quality. You can also try putting more plants in your living space, considering dehumidifiers or using ventilators.


Another resolution that you can set for your HVAC this upcoming year is updating to a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats can be a great upgrade that will save you money in the long run! Smart thermostats have appealing features that can make a huge difference! Are you a planner? You’ll love the scheduling feature that allows you to set the temperature of your house based on the time of day. This feature not only saves you money, but keeps your home at your preferred temperature exactly when you need it. Another great feature is remote access. This feature allows you to control your comfort settings remotely instead of having to get up and do it. Smart thermostats also let you see how much energy your HVAC system is using so you can find ways to be more energy efficient and save money.


Are certain parts of your house cooler or warmer than others? Do you not use some rooms in your house often enough for it to be getting heat or air? Do you find yourself arguing with a family member over what the temperature should be set at because you have different preferences? Zoning systems can solve all of these problems. A zoning system allows you to control the temperature of each room in your house. This is also another great way to save money on heating and cooling bills.


Make it a goal to take care of your HVAC system this year. 72 Degrees is happy to help with all of your HVAC needs. Contact an HVAC professional at 515-965-7272, and let’s get those new year resolutions started.