Having a properly functioning HVAC system is one of the highest priorities for a home owner. If your heating or air conditioning is not working productively, then you are most likely stuck with being uncomfortable; too cold in the winter, or too hot and stuffy in the summer. HVAC repairs are a headache and can be quite costly. There are a few things that most people think are not necessary when taking care of your own HVAC system.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Some home owners believe that it is not important to change air filters on a regular basis but over time – dust, dirt and moisture will block air filters. The dirtier a filter gets, the less effectively the HVAC system will perform. A dirty air filter has potential to cause more trouble down the road and can have a big impact on energy cost. Changing your air filter once a year is necessary for your HVAC system to work at its best.
Some homeowners believe that by moving their thermostat all the way up or all the way down will heat or cool their home faster than if set at a regulatory temperature. A thermostat is a regulator that instructs your HVAC system when to turn off and on based on the temperature that you desire your home to be at. Your HVAC system will not work faster by setting extreme temperatures. Although, it may end up running longer and costing you more money as a result.
Turning off your HVAC System Completely
The debate of turning an HVAC system off completely when no one is home rather than keeping it set at a considerably normal temperature can depend on the temperatures that are happening outside. Turning the HVAC system off while on vacation may be appropriate and save you money in energy costs. However, if you live in an area where extreme heat is present, then turning your system off will cause it to work harder when you get home and desire a cooler temperature. Your HVAC system will have to work harder to reach the cooler temperatures.
Location of Thermostat
The location of your thermostat can have an effect on how long your HVAC system will be on. If your thermostat is located in an area that gets a lot of heat; like next to a sunny window, near electronics that are constantly running or any other warm area, then your thermostat can potentially read a higher temperature than it really is. This can make your air conditioning kick on, and this can also cause your family to be uncomfortable.
Keeping an Optimally Functioning HVAC System
Keeping a properly functioning HVAC system running smoothly can sometimes feel overwhelming. Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning will service your system with everything it needs, saving you money in energy costs and keeping you and your family comfortable within the walls of your home. Call us for a free consultation today!