When the weather is cool during the winter months, heating systems are a necessity. No one wants to be concerned about their heating system not operating to their full potential or needing repairs in the midst of winter. Sharing how you can improve the efficiency of your heating system is what we at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share today.
Increase Airflow in Ductwork
One of the primary components of the HVAC system in general is the ductwork delivers the heated air from your heating appliance and distributes it throughout your home. Especially if the home feels comfy and warm, you probably give little though to the ductwork. The ductwork can become afflicted with cracks and holes as well as bad seals, unfortunately. Homes can lose 20% to 30% of the energy generated by the HVAC system due to leaky ducts. To seal the leaky ducts, use metal tape or mastic sealant.
Replacing Air Filter
The HVAC system needs to the air filters in order to keep the dust, dirt, and debris from out of the system and your home. They become clogged quickly as they capture these offending particles with every air cycle. Depending on the type of filter, every 1 to 3 months is how often the filters need to be replaced or cleaned. The unit is forced to work harder to warm your home if the filters are over encumbered. In addition to heating system consume more energy than necessary, it accelerates the wear and tear, causing reduced efficiency and even more repairs when this becomes the case.
The key to heating efficiency in most homes, is the thermostat. You can save 10% on your utility bill when you are sleeping and while you are away from more than 2 hours by turning the thermostat back about 7-10 degrees at night when you are sleeping. Upgrading the thermostat can significantly improve the heating system efficiency since the manual thermostats can be challenging to monitor the thermostat.
Furnace Tune Up Maintenance
Be sure to schedule routine maintenance to optimize the heating system’s efficiency. In addition to your own care is essential for a properly operating heating system, tune-ups, inspections, and other maintenance are a requirement. Clean and unclutter the front the vents. Help prevent breakdowns by air filter changes and other important steps keep the heating system operating well. The heating system should be tuned up at the end of summer start of fall and inspection following the heating season optimally.
Upgrade Heating System
In the event the heating system is over 10 years old and the efficiency is lost, it may be time to replace your outdated furnace or heat pump. When you opt for heating systems with Energy Star labels meet national standards for efficiency, you can rest assured that the upgrades will help you save energy for years to come. Consult an HVAC system contractor to make certain you purchase the right size and model heating system for your home.
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Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is readily available to assist you, no matter if you need assistance improving the efficiency of your heating system, need to schedule maintenance, repair, or replacement services.