This spring is a great time to check out your HVAC system and take time to implement changes that will help it work more effectively. Here are two easy ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system this spring.
#1 Get A Programmable Thermostat
One way to really increase the efficiency of your HVAC system is by installing a programmable thermostat in your home. A programmable thermostat will allow you to set your HVAC system so that it changes temperature when it makes sense, without you having to do anything extra.
For example, in the winter, you may want to make your house a little cooler when you go to sleep, warm it up when you are getting ready in the morning, allow it to cool off while you are at work, and work up by the time you get home again. With a programmable thermostat, you don't have to make all of those adjustments yourself, you can program your thermostat to do it automatically.
Having your thermostat set to change on its own will help you use your HVAC system more effectively. It will help decrease your energy bills and save you money over time by only really using your HVAC system when you need it.
#2 Get A New Air Filter
One of the easiest ways to take care of your HVAC system is by changing out the air filter. Your air filter has a big influence on your how effectively your HVAC system works. When your air filter gets dirty, your HVAC system will have to work a lot harder to push air through itself. Having a clean air filter not only helps keep the air you breath clean, it also helps ensure that your HVAC system works in the most effective manner possible.
You should change your air filter whenever it gets dirty. If you are not sure how long it takes for your air filter to get dirty, keep track next time. Mark down when you put in the new air filter, and check it every week to see if it needs to be changes. When it needs to be changed, add up how many weeks it took for the filter to get dirty. That number is about how often you need to change the air filter in your home, based on how you use your HVAC system and the quality of air where you live. For example, if your filter got dirty after 9 weeks, change it out every 9 weeks or if it took six months to get dirty, change it out every six months. Keep in mind that if you increase your usage of your HVAC system, this number may change.
You can ensure that your HVAC system works as effectively as possible by having a programmable thermostat installed and by figuring out how often your air filter needs to be changed, and sticking to that time table for changing out the air filter. Companies like Capital Heating & Cooling will help you determine what your system needs.Share
7 May 2017
Have you ever stopped to think about the general health of your air conditioner? Although it might seem like a silly thing to worry about, air conditioners need a little tender loving care just like any other home appliance. Unfortunately, it can be hard to detect issues until your system sputters to a halt one day. My blog is all about improving your HVAC experience by learning how to keep it on point. On my blog, you will learn how to check for air conditioning problems, troubleshoot your system, and even find the perfect replacement--should you need to upgrade your system.