HVAC Tips for Homeowners

Mar 13, 2018

HVAC Tips for Homeowners

Air conditioning and heating systems are a very important part of every home. They can bring costly repairs when not maintained correctly. Here are some simple tips to help you maintain your system, make it last a little longer and have a lower energy bill.

Take care of your windows and Doors

Make sure to invest in good curtains or blinds for your windows. It will save you money on your energy bill when you need it most in the summertime. Also making sure your windows are properly sealed and caulked will help keep your cool or warm air in. Same goes for all of your doors check the weather stripping and caulking. Caulk and weather stripping can be found at any home improvement store and is relatively inexpensive to purchase and easy to install.

Keep a consistent temperature

When dealing with temperature for your HVAC system, you need to make up your mind. Set a consistent temperature for the day. What’s the reason behind this? Well, your system works harder if it has to keep on switching between different temperatures. You can also choose to let your system run at lower operating, but longer levels. It is more cost-effective that way.

Do clean your AC units regularly

Consult a certified professional HVAC technician. You can find a good AC company through your local Better Business Bureau site. Getting your AC cleaned is not only financially beneficial for you in the long run, it is also a preventive way to help illnesses related to poor indoor air quality.

Replace your filters

Dirty, unmaintained filters can cause you bigger problems if you don’t replace them when there’s a need to. The way your furnace and air conditioning filters function affects the entire system as a whole. You don’t want to risk neglecting them until they already have impacted the entirety of the system’s function. Bad furnace filter equals bad air quality and discomfort. Ideally you should change your filters every 30 – 60 days.