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This Valentine’s Day show your heating and cooling system some love
Experts at Ameren Missouri recommend maintaining your heating and cooling systems regularly for cost savings

ST. LOUIS (Feb. 6, 2020) – February is the month dedicated to love, and Ameren Missouri encourages homeowners to show some love for your heating and cooling system this month to keep it running at peak performance.

“Our home heating and cooling systems work hard to keep us comfortable, so it’s important to learn how to run your system as efficiently as possible,” said Bill Davis, director of energy solutions at Ameren Missouri. “Getting your heating and air conditioning equipment inspected, cleaned and serviced regularly saves you money by prolonging the life of the unit and reducing energy costs.”

Davis adds that well-maintained HVAC units are less likely to fail during months of increased use. Proper upkeep also means less worry that the unit will break down when you need it the most – during a cold snap or a summer heat wave.

“If you discover it’s time to replace your old unit, now is a great time to take advantage of the cash rebates and ongoing cost savings that come with a newer, high-efficiency HVAC system," Davis said. "Replace your system now instead of finding yourself in a pinch during the hot summer months."

Upgrading to a higher-efficiency model ultimately can reduce a home’s energy bills up to 40%, and Ameren Missouri offers cash rebates for homeowners who install high-efficiency HVAC models. Find a full list of requirements at Amerenmissourisavings.com.

Ameren Missouri offers these tips to help you take care of your HVAC system:

  1. Stay on top of maintenance. Scheduling yearly maintenance checks with a qualified technician saves you money in the long run by identifying issues before they get worse. Get your cooling system checked in the spring and heating system inspected in the fall.
  2. Inspect all air ducts to make sure they're not blocked by furniture or curtains and clear of dust and debris.
  3. Replace your air filter regularly to prevent things such as dirt, pet dander and pollen from circulating throughout your home. Dirty air can also lead to inadequate airflow, causing your system to work harder than a clean system.
  4. Check that the outdoor unit is level and clear of debris, as it can begin to shift over time and get clogged with grass and leaves, causing it to malfunction.

By following these simple tips yearly, not only will your HVAC system and wallet love you, but so will the Earth for conserving energy resources. For more energy efficiency tips, visit Amerenmissourisavings.com.

Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.


Ameren Missouri Communications