Posted on: 25 July 2018Share
Your HVAC system needs some help over the years. That is, in order to get the most out of your HVAC system, you want to do other things that are going to make it more efficient and effective. For example, running your heat while your windows and doors are open is obviously not smart. This is obviously an extreme example, but many homeowners unwittingly do a number of other subtle mistakes that greatly reduce the efficiency of their heating system.
Here are five of the most basic things you can do today to improve the productivity of your heater.
1. Lock Your Windows To Create an Air Tight Seal
Many people close their windows but fail to lock them. Even just a small draft coming through the crack in your window can let cold air in and suck hot air out of your home.
2. Clean Your Vents for Better Airflow
Cleaning your air vents is smart. If the hot air isn't coming out of your ducts at full force, the electricity you are paying for to create this heat is basically being wasted. This hot air can often just be redirected back into the ducts, where it eventually cools down. So, you can quickly clean your air vents and make sure that there is nothing blocking airflow.
3. Clean Your Filter
Next, make sure that your filter is clean. Some people think the filter only affects the cleanliness of air that is flowing into their home. But, air that is not being filtered properly doesn't flow as well. Also, dirty air can cause the inside of the HVAC system and get caked in dust, which can also slow down productivity.
4. Replace Weatherstripping
You should double check the weatherstripping around your windows and doors and replace it when necessary. To do this, turn on your heat, and then walk around to check all of your windows and doors for air drafts. Wherever you feel that the air is leaking in or out, put a piece of tape so you can come back and replace the weatherstripping.
5. Use Your Thermostat Timer
Lastly, make sure you put your heater on a timer. Modern thermostats enable homeowners to easily set smart timers that will get the most out of there heater without wasting electricity or fuel.
These are five easy things that can make your HVAC more efficient throughout the whole year. For more information, contact a company like Bourke's Service Co.