16 Nov. 23

Tips to Improve Your HVAC

  1. Regular Air Filter Maintenance:
    • Change your air filter regularly to optimize HVAC performance.
    • Check your filter monthly, especially during peak usage months (winter and summer).
    • Replace the filter if it appears dirty after just a month.
    • At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.
    • A clean filter ensures efficient airflow, reducing energy consumption.
    • Prevents dust and dirt buildup, minimizing maintenance costs and extending system lifespan.
  2. Annual HVAC Tune-Up:
    • Schedule a yearly tune-up with us for your heating and cooling equipment.
    • Similar to a car tune-up improving gas mileage, this enhances system efficiency and comfort.
  3. Programmable Thermostat Installation:
    • Consider installing a programmable thermostat, especially if you’re away from home during set periods.
    • Properly pre-programmed settings can save approximately $180 annually in energy expenses.
  4. Duct Sealing and Insulation:
    • Address energy loss by sealing and insulating ducts that transport air to and from your HVAC system
    • This step can improve heating and cooling system efficiency by up to 20% or more.
    • Focus on sealing ducts in spaces like the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement, or garage.
    • Utilize duct sealant (mastic) or metal-backed (foil) tape for sealing seams and connections.
    • Wrap insulated material around ducts in these spaces to regulate temperature.
    • Additionally, identify and seal any accessible ducts within the conditioned living areas of your home.