Your Jefferson, IN, home’s HVAC system may be running without any issues, but there’s always room for improvement. By understanding how your home consumes energy, where it’s wasted, and how you can better use it, you can make the necessary changes to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency and save more money in the process. Here are four tips to do just that.
1. Upgrade to a Newer HVAC System
If you moved into your home with the heating or cooling system already installed, check the installation date to see if it’s nearing the end of its lifespan. Older and outdated systems can cost more to run over time than newer higher efficiency models. Consult with your local HVAC expert to see which furnace or AC installation makes the most sense for your home and budget.
2. Check Your Ductwork
Properly installed and well-maintained ductwork is an integral part of both HVAC efficiency and indoor air quality. Ductwork with dust and debris inside can impede airflow and force the HVAC system to work harder, while corrosion and cracks can cause air loss. Have an HVAC technician inspect your home’s ductwork and perform the necessary cleaning and repairs.
3. Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat can improve your HVAC’s efficiency without you having to manually control it. This type of control can learn your habits and schedule and adjust cycle times and fan speeds automatically to keep your indoor climate comfortable at all times. Check with your local HVAC technician to find out which thermostat brands and models are compatible with your existing heat pump, furnace or air conditioner.
4. Keep Air Pollution to a Minimum
The more polluted the air circulating inside your home is, the harder your HVAC system works to separate fine particulate matter including pollen, pet dander, dust and dirt from the air. Clean your vents and filters regularly to remove as much debris as possible.
Keep your HVAC system running efficiently all year long by signing up to schedule preventive maintenance. Contact our team at Birkhead Co. today to learn more about how you can improve your HVAC efficiency and indoor air quality.
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