Summer is creeping up and so is the temperature! With the threat of high temperatures, the one thing you don’t want to have to worry about is not being able to keep your house cool and comfortable. A well-performing HVAC system is important in making sure not only that your house is a comfortable temperature, but so is the amount of money you’re spending on cooling your home. Here are a few tips on how you can get the most out of your heating and air conditioning.
Ensure your unit is right for your home
In order to get full effectiveness out of your heating and air conditioner, you want to make sure it’s the correct size to properly heat and cool your home. If your unit is too large for your home then you’re wasting energy conversely, if your unit is too small it can be overworked trying to keep your home cool. Overworked systems often need more repairs and your home can develop mildew and mold more easily.
If your system seems out of date it might be time to upgrade. A new system can help save you money by working more efficiently and may have less of an environmental impact.
To figure out if your system is the right for your home a Downs Heating and Air Conditioning professional can come and inspect your unit.
Schedule routine maintenance and inspections
A yearly inspection can help keep your unit running smoothly and longer. Catching small repairs early means cheaper repair costs. Routine maintenance can help prevent the need for repairs in general and can extend the life of your unit. You can schedule your checkup with a Downs Professional to make sure your unit is in tip-top shape!
Update your thermostat
A programmable thermostat can increase your system’s efficiency as well as reduce cost. You can manage the temperature of your home at different times and different days. If your temperature gauge is out of date you could be wasting money because it is struggling to keep your desired temperature. A Downs HVAC professional can check your thermostat and see if it is outdated, as well as install a new one.
Clean your coils
Cleaning your unit regularly can help increase its efficiency cooling your home. You can wash the coils with water, and make sure that nothing is obstructing the airflow around the unit like overgrown plants, trash, or toys.
Make adjustments to your home
You can make adjustments to your home that can help your HVAC system with cooling your home. Hanging blinds or energy efficient curtains can help keep the sun’s rays from heating your home. Closing your blinds and windows during the day is also helpful. You can even update your windows to make sure they are energy efficient if necessary. Setting your thermostat at a reasonable temperature can help keep your system from wasting energy as well. Switching your fans on can also help keep you cool, but remember to turn them off when you are no longer home so that you don’t waste energy cooling a room you’re not in. Changing your filters monthly can also help keep your system running smoothly. Your filters often get clogged and block the air flow, you can fix this problem by changing the filters out yourself.
Ultimately it is up to you to make sure your HVAC system is heating and cooling your home properly, but Downs Heating and Air Conditioning is here to help. If you would like to schedule an inspection contact us today!