7 Tips To Get The Most Out Of HVAC System

We all know that HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioner) systems are expensive. But did you know that they can also help to improve energy efficiency in your home?

Did you know that HVAC units can make up more than 30% of your annual energy bill? That's right, HVAC units are expensive and they use a lot of energy. HVAC units use a lot of power, but if you're not careful about what kind of unit you buy and how it's installed, you could end up spending more than necessary on your monthly utility bills.

Read this blog post to learn 5 tips for getting the most out of an existing HVAC system and find out how a new HVAC unit itself can affect energy savings!

Filters: Change It Frequently

Filters in HVAC systems remove germs and dangerous particles from the air. You breathe cleaner, fresher air when you change your HVAC filter regularly. Clogged HVAC filters can cause your equipment to fail, resulting in significant expenditures for repairs or even a broken HVAC system.

When air is blocked from reaching your HVAC system's components, it can cause expensive repairs and a broken HVAC system if not addressed right away. Keep an eye on the filter and change it as needed to keep your AC operating smoothly and effectively, saving you money on your energy bills!

Programmable Thermostat

Increase temperature when no one is home and lower it when you're sleeping, to reduce HVAC costs. A programmable thermostat allows you to adjust your HVAC system's settings during different times of the day or week so that you can save money on heating and cooling bills without sacrificing comfort levels at home.

If manually controlling your HVAC unit isn't cutting it for you anymore, then this upgrade may be one worth considering!

Close And Cover Windows

Make sure to close all the windows and cover them with curtains or blinds to maintain the HVAC system's efficiency. This will prevent any extra heat from coming from outside, which can increase cooling costs and decrease comfort levels inside your home.

When you leave for work first thing in the morning, it's a good idea to shut your blinds and curtains. This might assist to keep your house cool during the day. You may open them when you get home and soak up the late afternoon rays. You won't have to give up on your indoor comfort by doing this.

Clean Indoor And Outdoor Unit

A condenser unit can be found outside your home and should be cleaned regularly to maintain HVAC system efficiency. You can use a broom or vacuum cleaner to remove leaves, dirt, and other debris around the unit.

You also want to keep indoor vents clean by vacuuming them at least twice per year. Some HVAC systems have additional interior vents that need regular maintenance as well.

Seal The Air Leaks

Sealing air leaks can be an easy and inexpensive way to reduce HVAC costs. By sealing air leaks, you are reducing the amount of conditioned air that escapes your home or business, which reduces the HVAC run time needed for heating or cooling. Air leakage is responsible for up to 30% of operating expenses in commercial buildings.

The most common areas where HVAC systems leak are around windows and doors, electrical outlets on exterior walls (that have doors), recessed lights with venting chutes inside ceilings, locations where ducts connect indoors without a boot seal system installed between them, at dryer vents located next to wall penetrations through insulation or ceiling/floor joists above unconditioned space like crawl spaces below homes) etc.

Unclog The Drain Line

Typically, a sink is installed above the furnace in the basement to capture wastewater from the indoor cooling coil.  However, when the drain line for this fixture becomes blocked or sluggish, it can cause water to back up and overflow.

HVAC technicians recommend having a plumber clear this drain line annually during routine maintenance to avoid expensive repair work that may be required if your sink starts overflowing with dirty condensate from your HVAC system.

Right Size Of HVAC

To optimize energy efficiency and comfort throughout the HVAC season, from fall through spring, your HVAC systems should be precisely matched to your heating demands.

Too big HVAC systems result in short-cycling, which can create uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. Oversized HVAC systems generally operate continuously with ineffective outcomes leading to wasted energy dollars.

If you still need a hand to increase the efficiency of your HVAC unit, you can always seek help from HVAC professionals.

Professional HVAC Service

McNamara Custom Services is always available to help you with any of your HVAC needs.

No matter what the problem is, we have a solution for you! To maintain efficiency in your system and keep it running at maximum performance, follow these tips or call us today.


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