Home Comfort Resolutions for 2020

December 21, 2019

With the year drawing to a close, it’s time to look ahead to 2020. As you consider your New Year’s resolutions, why not plan to improve your home comfort? These resolutions will help you reduce your heating and cooling bills, save energy, and keep your Orchard Park home comfortable throughout 2020 and the years to come.

1. Keep Air Filters Clean

Regularly changing your air filters is one of the simplest ways to keep your heating and cooling system functioning its best. Keeping your filters clean will ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently and give your indoor air quality a boost, too.

Install a Smart Thermostat

2. Install a Smart Thermostat

You can save quite a bit of energy by adjusting the temperature when you’re away from home. When you go to work each day, lower the temperature during the winter, and raise it when the weather turns warm. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t need to remember to change the temperature every day. The smart thermostat will automatically make those adjustments for you.

3. Adjust the Indoor Temperature

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% per year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7 degrees to 10 degrees Fahrenheit from its normal setting. In 2020, resolve to set your thermostat to 68 degrees during winter and 78 degrees in summer. You’ll save energy and still be comfortable in your home.

Maintain Your HVAC Equipment

4. Maintain Your HVAC Equipment

Annual inspections and maintenance ensure that your HVAC system is working properly throughout the year. Have your heating and cooling system inspected and serviced each spring and fall to make sure it will perform well when you need it most.

Vastola Heating & Cooling is here to help you maintain your home’s comfort in 2020 and beyond. We offer heating and cooling services in Orchard Park and throughout Erie County. Our crew provides HVAC repairs and maintenance, installations, duct sealing, and more. Contact Vastola Heating & Cooling now to schedule an appointment.