Your HVAC system is meant to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Whether you have a heat pump system or a combination of a furnace and split-system air conditioner, you want these systems to work effectively.
However, even if your Ballwin, MO HVAC systems work effectively, a lack of efficiency can dissuade you from using them when you truly need them. We want to help you avoid this! Here are some tips to help you stay comfortable without a high cost.
Schedule maintenance once a year (twice if you have a heat pump)
Maintenance is very important to both your system’s well-being and overall energy efficiency. This service helps to address a variety of problems within the system that could otherwise undermine the energy efficiency of the system.
Keeping up on yearly maintenance for your HVAC systems will be an investment that helps improve your peace of mind and keep your energy bills under control. The only added detail to remember is that, if you have a heat pump you’ll need to schedule maintenance twice a year since this system both heats and cools.
You can also make things easier on yourself by signing up for our maintenance plan: USA Savings Club. This can include the benefits of regular maintenance along with added perks like a 20% discount on repairs.
Keep sunshine out in the summer; let the light in during the winter
Sunlight can either help your comfort level or hinder it. It just depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
In the summer, remember to keep curtains and blinds closed. This blocks the sunlight that would increase your indoor temperature and also the amount of work your AC has to do.
In contrast, you should let all the light in that you can during the winter months. As natural sunlight provides radiant heat, you can enjoy added warmth by opening the curtains which also helps to reduce the amount of work your heater will need to do.
Make sure to change your HVAC filter regularly
Whatever your setup, there is a filter involved. This filter serves to keep dust and other airborne debris out of your AC and heater. At least, that’s what it’s supposed to do, but if the filter is dirty it won’t be able to keep the air flowing into your system clean. In fact, it can actually weaken the airflow.
Check and change your HVAC filter every 1-3 months. Doing so will ensure the air filter that is in use is clean and is improving your HVAC system’s efficiency rather than hindering it.
Keep your vents and/or air handlers clean and unobstructed
The vents and air handlers in the house handle the distribution of heated and cooled air. Blocking them with furniture or decor, or leaving them dirty, can hinder air distribution which undermines your comfort and increases energy use.
When you dust, it pays to wipe down your vents. Also, double-check that there is nothing blocking any of the vents or air handlers in the house.
Looking to improve your home comfort without raising your bills? Use these best practices and come to us for service.
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