Your HVAC system takes up a significant portion of your annual energy costs. Fortunately, you can do a few things to maximize its efficiency and lifespan as well as reduce energy consumption. All Weather Heating and Air Conditioning shares the following tips:
Clean or Replace Your HVAC Filter – Clean HVAC filters facilitate faster airflow, allowing a more efficient output from your HVAC system. Filters tend to get clogged up especially during climatic extremes, requiring cleaning or replacing it as often as once a month. The good news is that filters are designed to be user-removable or replaceable. Check your HVAC maintenance guide for instructions.
Clean the Vents – The vents should likewise be clear of any kind obstructions. Most vent designs are created to be easily removed for cleaning, but be careful when doing so to avoid damaging electrical connectors. If you have a duct system and haven’t had your ducts cleaned for a while, we recommend having them professionally cleaned.
Invest in Energy Efficient Fenestrations – Fenestrations are openings installed on your home’s exterior walls, including windows, entry doors and skylights. Traditional fenestrations are made with single-pane glass and therefore allow heat to pass through by conduction. This leads to heat loss during cold days and heat gain during hot days, requiring more output from your HVAC system to compensate. Choosing energy-efficient fenestrations, particularly those that feature double- or triple-pane glass and insulated frames, can help improve your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency.
Don’t Put Off Scheduled Inspections – If you already have a licensed technician looking after your HVAC system, stick to the inspection dates and don’t put them off for later. A professionally conducted inspection lets you spot small problems such as leaks, damage and energy consumption issues. You also get the chance to have them repaired before they become the kind of problem that results in unnecessarily high energy consumption and costly repairs.
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