Six Strategies To Boost The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System
When your HVAC system is working properly, the efficiency of the unit can save money on your monthly bills. These six strategies will help you boost the efficiency of your system and lengthen its life span:
Service your HVAC system regularly: It’s important to have your HVAC system checked once or twice a year to make sure that everything is running smoothly. A quick check of components along with regular cleaning can help boost the efficiency of the unit.
Use a contractor who comes highly recommended: Regular service of your HVAC system is important–but you should make sure it is done by a licensed HVAC contractor who is highly recommended in the Pasadena area. If you decide to upgrade any of your HVAC equipment, make sure it is purchased through a contractor as well.
Regularly change filters: Filters found in your HVAC system can quickly become clogged with debris and dust. Failing to clean or change these filters forces the unit to work harder and run more frequently. Most filters need to be changed every two to three months.
Upgrade your thermostat: Newer, programmable thermostats allow you to tailor your home’s temperature to your household’s schedule. This eliminates overuse of your heating and cooling systems when nobody is around.
Upgrade your heating and cooling equipment: Older homes can often benefit from updates to the ductwork of the home as well as the heating and cooling equipment. Older models use up much more energy, whereas new models are designed to be more energy-efficient; additionally, many new models qualify for a tax credit.
Seal your ducts: Both old and new ductwork can have a number of leaks that allow air to escape. This loss of hot or cold air lessens the efficiency of your HVAC system and wastes money. An experienced contractor can check for gaps in your ductwork and seal them up.
You can contact Air-Tro for more information on how you can boost the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. Air-Tro can also help you upgrade and service your heating and cooling equipment.
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