The purpose of your HVAC system is simple, to keep you and your family comfortable throughout the year. It needs to keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer. If you want your system to work and run efficiently then you also need to maintain the unit throughout the year. Having a state of the art system installed is great but not if you don’t look after it. Making your HVAC system more efficient will also save you a fortune on your energy bills throughout the year.
Modern systems have come a long way they are more energy efficient than ever. The threat of climate change along with the rising costs of energy have prompted manufacturers to make better systems that run more efficiently while costing you less. If you are looking to save money and simultaneously reduce your impact on the environment then you also need to do your part to keep it running at peak efficiency.
Cleaning the Ducts
Cleaning the ducts regularly will help you to keep your system running smoothly. Dust and debris can build up in the duct work as you use the system throughout the year and that makes it harder for your system to push air through the ducts. Your system will work harder and for longer periods of time to keep your home at the right temperature. If you are looking to install a completely new system in new construction then your ducts need to be installed in the most efficient manner possible.
Change Your Filters
As a homeowner part of your job will be to make sure that you change your filters regularly. You should ideally change the filters at least once a month, but if you have pets or you live in an area with a lot of dust then you may have to do it more often. You can get low cost filters that allow for efficient air flow throughout your home. It doesn’t take long for them to get dirty and start blocking the air flow, that makes your system have to work harder and it will cost you more.
Having your system serviced regularly can help it last for years. Regular HVAC systems can last anywhere from 10 -15 years but regular maintenance will help them last even longer than that. Your energy bills won’t skyrocket when the system is working properly and the air quality in your home will also improve. Get an HVAC company to come in once a year to give your system a check-up.