How To Improve HVAC Efficiency In Your Home
HVAC systems are vital for maintaining a comfortable environment in many people’s homes. Without an HVAC system, some places are uncomfortably hot or cold for much of the year. HVAC systems can also improve air quality.
Maximizing the efficiency of your HVAC system also maximizes its effectiveness. Here’s how you can improve the efficiency of your system.
Seal Any Gaps
One of the easiest things you can do to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency is to find any gaps in your windows and doors that heat and air might escape through and plug them. The better insulated your home is, the more effective your HVAC system will be.
While your system is in use, you should try to keep all your doors and windows closed. Otherwise, you will overwork the system and reduce its efficiency.
Calibrate Your Thermostat
Lots of us assume that our thermostat is correct and never really bother to check it. However, a faulty thermostat can create numerous problems for your HVAC system and your home heating as a whole. It is a good idea to calibrate your thermostat on a semi-regular basis to check whether it is still maintaining accuracy.
Even a relatively minor deviation in your thermostat reading can be problematic. If you want to be sure that your thermostat is giving you an accurate reading, you need to get your hands on a thermometer that you know is good and use that to check the temperature in your home. Remember to position the thermometer near to the thermostat to get a fair reading.
Keep An HVAC Repair Business On Speed Dial
No matter how well you look after your HVAC system, it will inevitably need repairs at some point. When it does, you don’t want to waste time scrambling for contact information. It is better to identify a suitable repair and maintenance business beforehand so you can call them when you need them.
For example, find a local HVAC repair business that offers emergency repairs to residents. If your HVAC system fails at the wrong time, it can create numerous problems for households. An emergency repair service can be a real lifesaver.
Clean Your Coils
Whenever you clean your refrigerator coils, try to get into the habit of cleaning your HVAC coils as well. Because HVAC units are generally placed in quite awkward areas to reach, they often go for many months without even a cursory wipe down. However, you should aim to clean your coils at least once per year, ideally more frequently than this. Any debris that accumulates on these coils will force your system to work harder, reducing efficiency and raising energy costs
Connecting timers to your HVAC system will enable you to ramp down the power usage when you aren’t at home. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy usage and utility bills, this is a good start.
These simple steps can make a big difference in the efficiency of your HVAC system. The more efficiently your system runs, the less you have to spend to achieve desirable results.
About The Author: Justin Jersey is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is an aesthetician by heart who often writes about Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces. Follow him on Twitter or Pinterest.
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