Six Things You Can Do To Boost The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System

In the average Wabash Valley home, about half the energy used in a given home goes to heating and cooling. That’s why it’s important to keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency. You’ll save more energy and more money. There are many things you can do to improve your HVAC system’s performance, but here are six simple steps that can be especially effective.

Keep Up with Preventive Maintenance

Neglect is the most common reason for premature equipment failure. Your heating and cooling equipment sees almost daily use. Investing in bi-annual preventive maintenance helps it give back to you for a long time to come, providing great comfort and low operating costs.

Keep Air Filters Fresh

Dirty or clogged filters restrict airflow, reducing circulation, comfort and efficiency. They can also affect indoor air quality, since a clogged filter can’t trap as many pollutants. Each system is different, but in general you should change your filter every three months. During the coldest and hottest parts of the year, check it every month.

Seal and Insulate Ducts

Ducts are a common site of energy loss, and one of the most easily remedied. Seal rips and disjointed connections to prevent expensive conditioned air from escaping. Insulating ducts prevents energy from seeping right through the sheet metal.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are one of the most convenient ways to save energy. Set a program that works with your schedule to save energy when no one is home, and maximize comfort when people are.

Consider Upgrading to High-Efficiency Equipment

A modern high-efficiency air conditioner can save up to 40 percentmore energy than a model produced 10 years ago. Systems such as heat pumps or residential solar systems can save even more. High-efficiency equipment also preserves the environment.

Make Sure Equipment is Correctly Installed

Unfortunately, about half of US HVAC contractors don’t bother to correctly size and install new systems. This wastes money and energy. Working with contractors who employ NATE-certified technicians ensures you get expert installation.

Call Paitson Bros. if you’re interested in saving even more money by upgrading to high-efficiency equipment. We’re happy to help!

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning services Terre Haute, IN. To get started, check out our website.

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