Ways To Improve The Energy Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Live in comfort, and lower your HVAC bills!

A residential heating and air conditioning system plays an important role in your comfort. When you improve the energy efficiency of your system, not only does your comfort improve, but you’ll notice lower utility bills, and a reduced carbon footprint. In this article, we are going to share a few ways to make your HVAC system run more efficiently.

Our top tips include:

  • Increase your home insulation
  • Get your ducts sealed
  • Perform routine maintenance
  • Change air filters regularly

Improve Your Home Insulation

When air escapes from your home, your HVAC system is required to work harder to get your indoor climate to the ideal temperature. So to avoid this from happening, make sure you have your home properly insulated!

It is also important to make sure your ducts are insulated as well.

Get Your Ducts Sealed

It is common for flex ductwork to rip and tear with time for multiple reasons. The most common culprit are rodents tearing them up. However, they can also rip and tear naturally with age as they expand.

If you are noticing air leaking into the attic or crawl space, contact a professional such as Quality Contracting to have your ducts sealed and repaired.

Perform Routine Maintenance

To ensure optimal operation and to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, have a professional Chesapeake HVAC company perform routine maintenance at least twice a year. At Quality Contracting Electrical & HVAC, we have comprehensive maintenance plans that provide everything you need for your routine maintenance needs!

To get started with our maintenance plan, call our office today at (757) 752-7077

Change Your Air Filter Regularly

It is important to change your air filter once every 30-60 days. Your filter is what returns clean air to your system, when your filter is dirty or clogged, it not only allows dirty air into your system, lowering your indoor air quality, but it can force the system to work harder, causing costly repairs.

If you have dog or cats in your home, you’ll need to change it once every 30 days as their fur and dander can easily cause the filter to get clogged up.

Our Top 3 Tips on Lowering Your Heat Bill this Winter

There are so many things you can do to help lower that heat bill during this winter season–let’s highlight our top 3!

It does not matter how you keep your home warm, these tips will still help you and yours stay warm and toasty this holiday season up until the snow melts!

1. Stick with what works

Don’t fix what isn’t broke! Grab an extra blanket and some fuzzy socks and layer up! You’ve heard dads say it for years, “Put more clothes on, I’m not turning up the heat!” They were right. Adding layers means that you can turn the heat down, making your system not have to work as hard!

Besides, we all know how bi-polar the weather around here can be. One day it will be in the 40’s, the next day it will be 75 and sunny! If you are able to get by with just adding some additional layers on, go for it!

2. Check your attic

Cold air being let in? Have drafts? The culprit could be your attic. Lace up your boots and grab your ladder, it’s time to explore your attic. Check for good and intact insulation. Insulation acts as a barrier between your home and the elements. You want your home to keep the warm air in, and the cold air OUT. Having proper insulation will help lower heat costs. With proper insulation, your system will be able to work more efficiently, causing you to have to pay less to keep your home warm.

3. Contact A Professional HVAC Company

Having professionals come and look at your insulation before situations and problems arise is always a great idea. Proper and routine maintenance is always encouraged. We would rather spot and fix the problems than have them grow and cause even more issues!

We sincerely hope you and yours stay safe, warm, healthy and happy this holiday season!

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