7 Tips That Will Help Your HVAC System Operate More Efficiently This Spring in Ohio
The heating and cooling system in homes is something that goes unnoticed until the homeowner gets their energy bill. According to the Alliance to Save Energy, households spend around $2,200 a year on energy costs alone. Most of energy costs are directly caused by the heating and cooling a home.
Maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home becomes more expensive when your HVAC system does not run efficiently. Ensuring that the HVAC system is running at its best doesn’t necessarily mean having an expensive repair bill. With some preventative maintenance, homeowners can ensure that their HVAC system is delivering a peak performance.
By developing a habit of doing the following seven things, homeowners can reduce their monthly heating and cooling costs.
Keep Your Bathroom Fans Clean
Bathroom fans get used quite often. It’s important that the fan is turned off before cleaning it. Remove the fan covers and clean them with soapy water. While the fan covers are off, clean the individual blades of the fan.
Change Your Furnace’s Filter
Why is this so important? Because doing so can have a tremendous impact on the HVAC system’s health. If the filter is a temporary one, it should get replaced each month. Set up a monthly schedule to change the filter. If the filter is a permanent one, it needs to be removed and rinsed off every month.
Dry Out Your Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers can provide a much-needed service during certain times of the year. To ensure that it is working as well as possible, remove the casing and to let it dry out. Once its dry, use a vacuum to remove any dirt and debris before putting it back together.
Clear Any Obstructions from the Exterior Air Conditioning Unit
Loose vegetation and trash can impact the functioning of the air conditioning unit. Twice a month, homeowners should make sure the immediate area around the unit is unobstructed. The air conditioner needs to have enough free space to pull in the air it needs to regulate the home’s temperature.
Make Sure the Air Conditioners Drainage Hole is Clear
Most air conditioners have a drainage hole on the base of the cabinet. Typically, these holes are found near the evaporator fins. For the air conditioner to work as intended, the hole needs to stay clear. Use a paper clip or a piece of wire to remove any debris from the hole.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are convenient and can help lower energy bill costs. One to save money is by setting a different thermostat temperature for when people are at home and away from it. The system can also communicate with the system’s owners to offer energy saving tips. By following these tips, homeowners may be able to save even more money.
Schedule a Tune-up
Once the regular maintenance is completed, hire a professional HVAC company. These companies can make a detailed assessment of the system and identify any issues. The HVAC professional may be able to give some suggestions that will help reduce energy costs.
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