Whether you are looking to keep the cold winter air away or you want to stay cool in the summer, with these 7 HVAC tips you can make sure your system is running smoothly without draining your wallet.
How can you improve your HVAC system Using our 7 HVAC tips & tricks
Using our 7 HVAC tips & tricks, you can improve your system quickly and save money.
- Replace old units. First and foremost, if you have an older unit, perhaps the same unit that you installed when you moved in 20 years ago, it’s time to upgrade to a more efficient model. The older your HVAC system, the more expensive your replacement parts will be, and the more often you will have to face them. Products that are properly labeled with energy star ratings will cost you up to 50% less in terms of energy compared to older manufacturers.
- Get a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can control your system even if you are at home. You can set timers for when you leave the house, and when you come home, with more advanced systems you can even set schedules for specific temperatures or individual rooms.
- Leave the vents open. Many people believe that they can save energy by closing the vents in rooms they aren’t using. But this forces the system to be less efficient because cheat will distribute itself evenly in your home, which means it will get into the room with the closed vent no matter what. Plus, that forces your system to work even harder to maintain an even temperature in your home. Keeping all of the air vents open allows for better temperature distribution.
- Change the air filters regularly. Just like you change filters on vacuum cleaners or your cars, you want to change the air filters for your air conditioning unit, as well. This is particularly important if you move into a new home or the weather has resulted in a series of fires which can lead to smoke and other matter in the air, or it has been a heavy pollen season. There are many reasons why your filters get clogged, and the more often you switch them out, the more money you can save long-term.
- Clear the condenser unit. Similarly, you want to make sure the condenser unit is regularly clear of debris. The condenser is what’s outside, usually on the side of your house, and most people forget about it entirely. It is not uncommon for the unit to get overrun by debris or shrubs, maybe even garbage cans or spare would that get set up against it. In any case, when sings block the path, it limits airflow, which horse has the unit to work harder to keep your home cool. By clearing any debris or spare parts away from the condenser unit, you can allow for a more effective system and more money saved. Contact us to come and clean your system.
- Clean the ductwork. If your home is suddenly dustier than usual or your HVAC system is starting to make loud noises indicative that it’s working much harder than it should, chances are you need to clean your ducts.
- Schedule an HVAC tune-up. Twice a year, you should have an HVAC tune-up before summer and after so that you can make sure every part of your system is in Tip-Top shape.