No one likes it when their heating or cooling goes out. It is inconvenient and in some of the more weather extreme parts of the country, could be downright dangerous. As much of an inconvenience as it is, it can be avoided with a few tips that will not only help increase the performance but will also extend the longevity of the unit as a whole. Here are 5 things you can do to get better performance out of your HVAC system.
- Have it properly installed.
An improperly installed unit will not maximize the performance or give you the energy efficient claims stated on the unit. When units are retrofitted to older homes improperly or when attention to detail is lacking, leaks in the ducts, improper censor placement, and much more could lead to awful unit performance. Make sure the unit is installed by a properly trained and certified technician bearing the certifications for the brands you own.
- Regular maintenance.
Make sure you keep up on the regular maintenance of your HVAC system. This may include changing out the air filters and inspections.
- Maintenance plans.
Maintenance plans are usually offered with new installations or added on for an extra cost. The plans are very useful for no hassle maintenance of your unit. Usually a technician will come out periodically to inspect your unit, thermostat, sensors, and to check the air filters. These plans make it easy to upkeep your unit.
- Use the thermostat to its maximum capacity.
Properly utilizing your thermostat makes all the difference. For example, you should not have your unit running at full capacity in the middle of the hottest part of the day, especially if no one is at home. Program your thermostat to change temperatures throughout the day to save on energy cost and prolong the life of your unit.
- Double up with energy efficient windows.
Energy efficient windows will work to enhance the savings of energy efficient units. If you find you are not getting the energy savings you expected, you likely have old windows that should be replaced with energy efficient ones.
Follow these 5 times to keep your unit working at its maximum.
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