Department of Energy reported that an HVAC system could consume about half of the energy on your utility expenses. This indicates that heating and cooling system is the largest consumption of energy in a U.S. home. But, you can improve the efficiency of the system and reduce the utility expense. In this article, we will share some pointers to help you reduce your energy consumption and make your HVAC system run more efficiently. So, let’s begin with our tips:
1. Clean Your Outdoor Condenser Unit
With time your outdoor consumption accumulates debris and dust. The build-up will reduce the performance of your HVAC unit. You can improve the efficiency by properly cleaning the unit. But, keep in mind that you will need a professional service provider for in-depth cleaning of the unit.
2. Vacuum Indoor Vents
Dust and debris do not target your outdoor unit, but it also builds up in the indoor supply vent. You can use a vacuum cleaner to remove the debris and dust from the vent. This will maintain the airflow passing through the system. Also, avoid blocking the vents with toys, furniture, and blinds. This will negatively influence the air quality.
3. Change the Temperature
You can save plenty of money by reducing temperature up to few degrees. During the winter season, you need to turn down the temperature to five to eight degrees. However, when the weather is hot can turn up the temperature. Adjusting the settings on the HVAC system will help reduce the energy and expense. You can install a programmable thermostat to automatically change the temperature.
4. Keep Heat Producing Products Away from Thermostat
When you keep the heat-producing appliances near the thermostat, it will miscalculate the room temperature. A programmable thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature. That way, the system will run longer and harder. Therefore, you need to change the position of heat-producing objects such as a lamp.
5. Clear the Drain Line
Your indoor cooling coil contains a drain line that drains water from the basement. When the drain line is clogged, the water will flood in your basement. You can add a cup of chlorine bleach to the air conditioning drain. Now add water and thoroughly rinse the drain line. Make sure that the drain line is clean during summer.
Your central air conditioning system won’t cost more with proper maintenance. But, for that, you need to understand the different parts and problems of the HVAC system. When you understand the complete mechanism of the system identifying the faulty component becomes easier. You can hire a professional HVAC cleaning and maintenance service once a year to keep your equipment run more efficiently. You can give us a call and consult with our experienced team. Our technicians will identify and solve the problems caused by the HVAC system. This will exponentially reduce your utility bills as well as increase the system’s longevity.