Show Your HVAC System Love This Valentine’s Day

Feb 12, 2021 | HVAC, Tips & Tricks | 0 comments

Valentine’s Day is a special celebration of the people we care about the most, but it can also be a day to recognize the unsung heroes in our lives. With temperatures near the negatives and more snow than Ohio has seen in years, our heating systems are working around the clock to keep up. You can spread a little love this Valentine’s Day by giving your HVAC system some special attention. By following these tips that we at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air put together, you can give your furnace a little boost that’ll be sure to make it purr in thanks.

The HVAC Love Language

When it comes to showing your appreciation for someone, you can give a gift, a hug, or just tell them how much they mean to you. With furnaces, some simple tune up steps will do the trick! Not only will you be lightening your heating system’s load, you’ll also be saving yourself some money in the future! By being proactive and checking up on your furnace before it starts to malfunction, you’ll be able to catch problems before they get out of hand. So here are three tips on showing your heating system a little love. 

Give Your Furnace A Helping Hand 

Weather conditions in Ohio can add up to chilly drafts creeping into your home, so you can give your furnace a hand by sealing up your home. You can do this by closing curtains on extra cold days, installing rubber weather sealing on your doors, and not leaving your outside doors open for long periods of time. Crazy enough, air leaks can add up to 15-35% of the collective energy used to heat an average home in Ohio. So checking these things off your list will certainly give your furnace a well deserved break, and will save you money on your next electric bill! 

Clean Vents Equals A Happy Furnace 

Things can get a little dusty in your home, especially during the winter months when air flow is limited. While the majority of this dust is caught in your furnace’s air filter, some of it can build up in your vents. By removing the grates and using a hand vacuum to clean out all the dust and dirt, you will be making your furnace’s job a lot easier.

Bye Bye Dust! 

While you’re at it, you can check your furnace’s air filter and see if it needs to be replaced. We recommend that you replace your filter about once a month, but in winter it may be a good idea to replace it more frequently. If you can’t see the material of the filter beneath the dust and dirt buildup, then it needs to be replaced. This is especially important if you have allergies because any dust and dirt not caught in the filter will end up in the air throughout your home. In addition, if left dirty for too long, your furnace could start experiencing problems like frozen evaporator coils, overheating components, or uneven heating throughout your home. So make replacing your air filter a habit starting this Valentine’s Day! 

Will You Be My Valentine?

Your heating system may not be as special as your significant other, but it certainly deserves some pampering this Valentine’s Day! If you’d like to give your furnace a gift that gives back, you can invest in a professional check-up that will ensure your heating system is in tip top shape and ready for the last few months of winter. Call Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air today at 937-502-3842 and we can answer any additional questions you may have or set up an appointment for a check up. Or you can schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!