Heating, ventilation and air conditioning are certainly needed to live comfortably in most parts of the world. However, sometimes an HVAC system can run inefficiently and use up a lot of energy. This is bad for the environment and can be very expensive. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. Below are four things you should consider trying.
1. Seal Ducts
If you want to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, one component you should certainly be paying attention to is your cooling and heating ducts. The ducts are what move the air from your furnace and air conditioner to the different rooms in your house.
One thing that may surprise you is how often these ducts are not completely sealed. Sealing ducts properly, however, can eliminate most of that loss.
2. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
If you have to get up and manually fiddle with your thermostat every time you want to change the temperature, chances are the system is not running as efficiently as it could. Instead, swap it out for a programmable thermostat.
Certain new “smart” thermostats can even be programmed with smartphone apps. This can allow you to program the thermostat whenever you want from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection. This can ensure that you are not wasting money running your HVAC system when you are at work, asleep or out of town.
3. Make Maintenance a Priority
Like any mechanical system, proper and timely maintenance is the key to running an efficient HVAC system. One maintenance task you should make sure to perform on a regular basis is swapping out the air filters. If you don’t, the filters will become clogged with contaminants. You will waste a lot of energy without the ability to properly heat and cool your house. You should also make inspecting your system a priority so that you can fix problems as they develop.
4. Consider Contacting Colman Air
However, sometimes an older HVAC system is simply inefficient because of age or design flaws. If you can’t seem to improve the performance of your system, contact professionals at Colman Air. You may simply need some maintenance work performed with the eye of a professional. In other cases, you should swap your current system out for a newer and more efficient design. Overall, it’s never a bad idea to get help when you’re in over your head.