Even the most powerful HVAC unit is going to struggle sometimes. That’s why making good efficiency habits around your home can be so impactful to your heater’s performance in the fall and winter.
Ball Heating & Air Conditioning has your home and your heater in mind. With a few DIY maintenance habits, your furnace could experience less stress and operate more effectively in your home. Ready for some simple ways to make your home and heating system work flawlessly together all season long?
Maintain Your Air Filters!
Your air filters are highly influential to the rest of the HVAC system. When the air filters are clogged with dust, dirt and other air contaminants, the passageway for the air to move through is blocked. This means the HVAC system has to put more energy into blowing the air through the ducts and past the clogged filter. The system is designed to run without resistance, so this can put a strain on the machine. Parts can wear out more quickly and even the lifespan of the system can be affected.
Also, when your air filters fill with debris, more contaminants make it back into your home and into your lungs. Poor indoor air quality can be a serious problem — especially for those with respiratory sensitivities.
Seal Your Ducts
Your ductwork is extensive, meaning the air that travels through it has many opportunities to leak or escape before it reaches your home. Making sure that all seals are secure, holes are patched and leaks are identified can help your system immensely. While a professional can help you with this task, you can also use store-bought sealant and patches to complete the job yourself. Ensure that the air you spend money heating is making it to your home and your heater won’t have to work so hard to replace all that escaping air!
Use Your Thermostat Wisely
Thermostats are meant to control your HVAC system, but if you aren’t using yours strategically, you are missing out! Programmable thermostats are designed to help you control your heating based on your behaviors. For example, when you are gone from your home or sleeping, turning your thermostat down ten degrees could save you a lot of money and energy. If you aren’t at home or even awake to care much what temperature it is, don’t ask your heater to run! Think about what times of day you actually need your home regulated, and cut back during other times.
Seasonal HVAC Tune-Up
Having a professional complete heater maintenance every year can do wonders for your system. Identifying repairs early on and cleaning out your system during furnace maintenance extends the lifespan of the system and promotes higher efficiency performance. If you haven’t had your unit maintained in several years, it’s long overdue for a tune-up.
Efficiency Is Our Middle Name!
Trust the team at Ball Heating & Air Conditioning to get your heater running at peak performance. Don’t put this off until next year when you could be seeing so many benefits right now! Call us today to schedule your appointment or to talk to an HVAC expert!