“Unromantic” Gift Ideas for Your Valentine and Home
Valentine’s Day is just days away and you’re left scrambling to find a way to express your love and affection. Will a card do? What about a card, flowers, or chocolate?
Unfortunately, while little tokens of your love are certainly appreciated, the real gift you have to give is your time and thoughtfulness.
Last Valentine’s Day, we provided you with some warm and romantic gift ideas for your sweetheart. They included home-cooked meals, candles, blanket forts, bubble baths, and fireplaces. This year, the focus is on “unromantic” gifts that will win you love points for years to come
And don’t be afraid to try these gifts out at all times of the year!
“Unromantic” Gift Ideas for the Home
DISCLAIMER: While all of these gift ideas will definitely add romance, comfort, and joy to you and your loved ones’ lives, it is NOT a substitute for being emotionally available on Valentine’s Day and buying flowers, writing a card, and other Saint Valentine promptings.
1. Preventative Maintenance Plan
We highly recommend signing for a home maintenance plan to prevent HVAC and other problems around the home. If you aren’t in the habit of scheduling annual professional heating and cooling maintenance, a maintenance plan will take care of that yearly chore for you.
Your Valentine will appreciate the lower energy bills, cleaner indoor air, fewer repairs, priority service, and a better and longer lasting HVAC system that comes with regular maintenance.
2. New HVAC System
HVAC technology has a change remarkably in the last decade or so. There have been massive energy efficiency improvements that have taken SEER (seasonal annual efficiency ratio) levels up to 25 and AFUE (annual fuel efficiency ratio) levels as high as 100%.
Ask us about our various heating and cooling options, including ductless mini-split units that can be used to create HVAC zones for your home. If you and your loved ones constantly bicker over the temperature of the home, HVAC zoning may be a great way to mend those relationships. With different thermostats for different areas of the home, everyone can be happy.
We also offer hybrid heating that combines the energy efficiency of heat pumps during moderate temperatures with the effectiveness of fuel-based combustion for more extreme weather. The best way to pick the right HVAC system for your home is to speak with a qualified technician on the matter.
Regardless, a new HVAC system will improve your indoor air quality, lower your energy bills, and provide the comfort and warmth that will provide the romantic backdrop you need.
3. New Air Filtration System
We all know how romantic a clean space can be. That’s why we book beautiful hotel rooms for those special holidays. But what if you could have the cleanliness and odor of a penthouse suite right in your own home?
Breathe a little easier and improve your mood and wellbeing with an industry-leading air cleaner like Air Scrubber Plus®. It may not seem like the most romantic gift, but a cleaner, better smelling home with less dirt and dog hair goes a long way to rekindling that romantic flame.
Learn how air cleaners and purification systems can improve your life here.
4. Clean Air Ducts
Does anyone in your household get sick often? It may be because of “sick house syndrome.” One of the best ways you can prevent sickness and disease is to improve the air quality in your home. Since humans now spend the vast majority of their time indoors (for Americans, around 90%), it’s especially important to pay attention to any lurking air quality problems.
If you haven’t checked your air ducts lately, now may be the perfect time to do so. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air pollutants are 2-5 times higher than outdoor pollutant levels.
Learn more about professional air duct cleaning here.
5. Plant a Tree
Did you know that planting a tree and other plants and bushes around the home can lower your energy bills? Don’t tell your sweetheart that though. Instead, plant a beautiful tree as a lasting symbol of your love for one another.
According to the U.S. EPA, a tree-shaded neighborhood is around 6 degrees cooler than neighborhoods without trees. In addition to helping cool down the neighborhood, you can also reduce your air conditioning costs by around 15-20%.
Source: U.S. EPA
More home tips:
- Heat Things Up for Valentine’s Day
- Sick House Syndrome Solutions and Statistics
- How to Seal Air Leaks
- Furnace Noises and What They Mean
- Heat Pump or Furnace? | Hybrid Heating Systems
- Proper Programmable Thermostat Operation
- What to Know About Your Gas Furnace
- Furnace Tune-Up Checklist
- Central Heating Troubleshooting | How to Restore Heat
- Heating, Plumbing, and Cooking Tips
- Winterization Tips to Stay Warm and Save Money
- Why You Shouldn’t Block HVAC Air Vents and Registers
- Sealing Air Leaks to Keep Heat In and Cold Out
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Make sure your heating system is working all year round by calling Pacific Air Systems Heating & Cooling at 253.292.3995 for 24/7 service (Valentine’s Day included)!
Since 1984, we’ve been proudly serving our communities in Federal Way, Graham, Spanaway, University Place, Steilacoom, Sumner, Lakewood, Puyallup, Tacoma and Gig Harbor.