Heating systems are a necessity when the weather is cool during the winter months. During the winter, no one wants to worry about their heating system not operating to its full potential or needing repairs. With this in mind, we at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to share how you can improve the efficiency of your heating system.
Home Air Filter Replacement
In order to keep the dust, dirt, and debris from out of the system and your home, the HVAC system needs to the air filters. As they capture these offending particles with every air cycle, they become clogged quickly. The air filters need to be replaced or cleaned, depending on the type of filter, every 1 to 3 months. If the filters are over encumbered, the unit is forced to work harder to warm your home. When this becomes the case, not only does our heating system consume more energy than necessary, but it also accelerates the wear and tear, causing reduced efficiency and even more repairs.
Sealing Leaky Ductwork
The ductwork delivers the heated air from your heating appliance and distributes it throughout your home and is one of the primary components of the HVAC system in general. You probably give little though to the ductwork, especially if the home feels comfy and warm. Unfortunately, the ductwork can become afflicted with cracks and holes as well as bad seals. Due to leaky ducts, homes can lose 20% to 30% of the energy generated by the HVAC system. Metal tape or mastic sealant may need to seal the leaky ducts.
The thermostat is the key to heating efficiency in most homes. By turning the thermostat back about 7-10 degrees at night when you are sleeping and while you are away from more than 2 hours, you can save 10% on your utility bill. Manual thermostats can be challenging to monitor the thermostat, upgrading the thermostat can significantly improve the heating system efficiency.
Furnace Heating Maintenance
To optimize the heating system’s efficiency, make certain to schedule routine maintenance. Tune-ups, inspections, and other maintenance in addition to your own care is essential for a properly operating heating system. Make sure the vents are clean and unclutter the front. Air filter changes and other important steps keep the heating system operating well and help prevent breakdowns. Ideally, the heating system should be tuned up at the end of summer start of fall and inspection following the heating season.
Upgrade Outdated HVAC Systems
It might be time to replace your outdated furnace or heat pump in the event the heating system is over 10 years old and the efficiency is lost. You can rest assured that the upgrades will help you save energy for years to come when you opt for heating systems with Energy Star labels meet national standards for efficiency. To make certain you purchase the right size and model heating system for your home, consult an HVAC system contractor.
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Whether you need assistance improving the efficiency of your heating system, need to schedule maintenance, repair, or replacement services, Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating is readily available to assist you. Contact us today!