Purchasing a new heating and cooling system is a big investment for home owners. Knowing how to get the best results from your new HVAC system can keep it running efficiently and effectively for many years to come. It is very important to have a trusted HVAC professional advise you when purchasing a new heating or cooling system. They can ensure you have a proper sized system which is important for both energy use and comfort. They can also make sure the equipment is installed in the most advantageous part of your home.
For the purpose of this blog, we will prioritize actions you can take to ensure comfort and energy efficiency.
Measures for Best Results
1. Maintenance is key
Regular service of your system will boost efficiency and decrease the number of repairs. This step is essential to saving money. It is important to note that your system won’t last as long without regular maintenance. Consider purchasing a maintenance plan.
2. Change your filters as needed
Every system is different, so be sure to ask your technician how often your filter needs to be swapped out.
3. Allow for proper airflow
Make sure vents are not blocked by furniture or other debris. We also recommend cleaning ducts regularly with your vacuum hose and maintaining them with a professional cleaning service as needed.
4. Identify the ideal temperature
You will want to determine the ideal temperature for your home during the day and the evening. We recommend using either a programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat. Both of these options will ease the system gradually from one temperature to the next.
5. Landscape strategically around your outdoor unit
If leaves or snow are building up on or around the unit, it most likely will not work correctly. Poor landscaping can also lead to faster erosion of the condensing unit. For more information on how to landscape around your HVAC, read our suggestions on this topic.
6. Make Your Home Energy Efficient
Closing your curtains and windows at night helps prevent heat from escaping. Sealing leaks, windows and doors also helps to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. Utilizing ceiling fans is an easy but effective way to help your furnace run efficiently. In colder months, make sure your ceiling fans are spinning clockwise so warm air is pulled from the ceiling and distributed through the room or space. Once the warmer months arrive you will want to reverse this and have the blades rotate counterclockwise to pull hot air up and away to help keep your home cooler.
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If your question still needs answering or you’d like to schedule a consultation, contact the friendly team at Genove Oil & Air, and we’ll find a solution for your home or business.