The heating systems become a necessity when the weather is cool during the winter months. While we rely so heavily on the heating systems, no one wants to worry about their heating system not operating to their full potential or needing repairs. We at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to share a few tips to help keep your heating system efficient and to prevent unavoidable repairs.
How to Make Your Heating Unit More Efficient
Ductwork Considerations: The heated air from your heating appliance and distributes it throughout your home is the duct work and is one of the primary components of the HVAC system in general. You are even less likely to give any though to the ducts if the home feels comfy and warm. You can lose 20% to 30% of the energy generated by the HVAC system from the cracks and holes as well as bad seals that are likely develop on the ductwork. Metal tape or mastic sealant can be used to seal the ducts.
Update Thermostat Settings: The thermostat is the key to heating efficiency in most homes. When you are sleeping and while you are away from more than 2 hours, you can save 10% on your utility bill by setting the thermostat back about 7-10 degrees at night. Especially with manual thermostats that can be challenging to constantly adjust, upgrading the thermostat can significantly improve the heating system efficiency.
HVAC Heating Systems Upgrades: It may be time to replace your outdated furnace or heat pump when the original efficiency is lost, and the system is over 10 years old. You can rest assured that the upgrades will help you save energy for years to come when you opt for heating systems with Energy Star labels meet national standards for efficiency. To make certain you purchase the right size and model heating system for your home, consult an HVAC system contractor.
Maintain Air Filter: In order to keep the dust, dirt, and debris from out of the system and your home, the HVAC system needs the air filters. While they capture the offending particles with every air cycle, the filters become clogged quickly. The air filters need to be replaced or cleaned every 1 to 3 months depending on the type of filter. Resulting in more repairs and the efficiency is the reduced when the filters are over filled, since it the wear and tear is accelerated.
Schedule Professional Heating Services: To optimize the heating system’s efficiency, make certain to schedule routine maintenance. In addition to your own care is vital for a proper operating heating systems, tune-ups, inspections, and other maintenance. Ensure the vents are clean and clutter-free as part as your own care. Air filter changes and other important steps are essential to keep the heating system operating well and help prevent breakdowns. The heating system should be tuned up and then at the end of heating system season.
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If you need assistance improving the efficiency of your heating system, need to schedule maintenance, repair, or replacement service and our specialists will happily assist you, call Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning.