We may still be in the midst of the cooling season right now, but in today’s post, we’re focusing on some tips that will not only benefit you when cooling your home with your AC, but also when warming your home up with your heater in the winter. More specifically, we’re talking about a cause that we can all get behind—heating and cooling homes with more efficiency! And don’t worry, we’re not just going to be telling you to replace your systems with more efficient models.
While replacing your HVAC equipment in O’Fallon, MO, with more efficient systems is a great way to cut down on home comfort costs, we understand that not everyone has the funds to do that at the drop of a hat. Moreover, most systems can operate more efficiently when you take a few simple steps or make a few minor upgrades. Be wary of any HVAC professional that tells you the only path toward improved efficiency is a full replacement.
Change Your Air Filter Regularly
Yes, it is that important to change your air filter regularly. Yes, it is that important to change your air filter regularly even if the indoor air quality in your home seems to be okay. The air filter in your HVAC systems, after all, is not really there to boost the air quality throughout your home. It is there to protect your HVAC systems themselves from the problems that a buildup of pollutants can lead to.
If the air filter in your HVAC system is too dirty, then it is going to create excessive airflow resistance in that system. That means that your HVAC system is going to have to work harder than it should have to in order to distribute conditioned air throughout your home. That drives up energy costs while also putting unnecessary wear and tear on your system, which is only going to make it harder for your AC to do its job—driving up costs further in a vicious cycle.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If you are still using an old manual thermostat to control your HVAC systems, then you are really not allowing your HVAC systems to reach their maximum potential in terms of energy efficiency. Even a basic programmable thermostat, while still holding an advantage over totally manual models, is just scratching the surface in terms of how you can use your thermostat to boost efficiency.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat, if your systems are compatible with this technology, will really help you to maximize efficiency while actually improving comfort and convenience in the process. Contact us today to discuss your thermostat options.
It is no exaggeration to say that scheduling routine HVAC maintenance is the best thing that you can do for these systems. Simply put, your heater and/or air conditioning system will not function at peak efficiency levels if not kept up properly. Our maintenance program is just what you need to ensure that your home comfort systems are in the best working condition possible, and working as efficiently as possible.
Schedule your HVAC services with the pros at Fresh Air Heating & Cooling.