Is Your Home Comfort System Inefficient? Here’s How To Tell!
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Odds are your heating and cooling systems consume the most energy out of anything in your home, which is why it’s so important to make sure they are running as efficiently as possible. Think your HVAC system might be increasing your bills and decreasing your home comfort level? Here are some tips to help improve the efficiency of your inefficient home comfort system.
Many homeowners believe that their home comfort systems are inefficient, when the real problem is how they’re using them. Smart thermostats allow you to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems because they let you completely customize their operating schedules. Programmable thermostats allow you to create schedules as well, but with a smart thermostat, you can control your systems from your smart device, and over time they will become increasingly self-automated.
Although ceiling fans can’t compensate for a home comfort system that is inefficient due to age or malfunctions, they can increase the efficiency of a unit that is running properly. Ceiling fans create an air cycle that can increase your home comfort and the efficiency of your HVAC systems as they help to disperse the air. They do so by forcing the warm air that rises downward during the winter, if you set them to run in a clockwise direction, and pull the cool air upwards if you set them to run in a counter-clockwise direction during the summer.
The number one cause of an inefficient home comfort system is dirty filters. Dirty and clogged filters reduce the airflow to your system and force it to work harder to disperse the air around your home. Changing your air filter at least every 90 days ensures that your system can run efficiently and effectively.
The tips above can help you increase the efficiency of your system slightly, but the best way to find out if your home comfort system is inefficient and remedy the problem is to have it professionally maintained. A licensed technician can clean and inspect your HVAC systems and repair any malfunctioning parts to ensure your home comfort systems are running efficiently.
Worried your home comfort systems might be costing you more than they should?
The experts at Fahrhall have the experience and solutions to help!
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