1. Keep Areas Around Your HVAC System Clean
To ensure your unit works efficiently it’s imperative to keep areas around the unit clean. The presence of water and moisture can harbor mold and pathogens and affect the quality of indoor air. Trimming the foliage around your unit, cleaning the gutters and keeping the moisture levels in check will allow your system to run at optimum level while increasing the efficiency of your HVAC system.
2. Replace the Air Filters Regularly
Changing the air filters as recommended by the manufacturer of the filter is very important. When air filters are not replaced periodically, clogging due to dirt, and debris, and dust, makes your system work harder and has a direct effect on indoor air quality. Not changing your filters regularly can cause the system to “ice up” and can lead to water damage. Upgrading your filter to a higher MERV rating captures more pollutants in the air improving air quality. Also, your unit will run more efficiently reducing energy costs.
3. Install Programmable Thermostats for Energy-Efficiency
Remotely controlling the temperature in every area allows your HVAC unit to run in a more energy efficient manner .
4. Regular Maintenance Schedule for your Heating & Air Conditioning System
Regularly running a diagnostic on your system will ensure all components are working properly and identify issues before they become expensive repairs. Regular maintenance increases the life and efficiency of your HVAC unit.
5. Seal Every Heating and Air Conditioning Duct
Ductwork that has leaks or is obstructed will waste a lot of energy. Ductwork that has been in use for years can be filled with contaminants, dirt and dust. This will affect air quality. Having a specialist seal all the HVAC ducts or replacing your ductwork can significantly improve the efficiency of your system and improve air quality. Around 50% of your combined energy use comes from your HVAC system. Sealed ductwork conserves energy and keeps your system from working too hard to provide comfortable temperatures in your space.
6. Installing a New Heating & Air Conditioning System
Be sure to check the energy efficiency ratings. A high energy efficiency ratio will help you save money on your utility bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
The size of your HVAC unit plays a role in creating a comfortable environment. Installing a system that is too small will lead to system overload and create efficiency issues. In a similar manner, if your house is small, you don’t need to invest in a big expensive unit for your heating and cooling needs. Scheduling a HVAC service technician can help you with the right size unit depending on your location, needs, and the size of your house. Having the right HVAC unit in your home or multiple units for high rise buildings will ensure everyone remains comfortable, while keeping your energy bills lower and reducing your carbon footprint. Everything we do has a big impact on the environment. So we encourage you to do all you can to save energy and preserve our planet’s resources.