Poor energy efficiency can cause a lot of issues in your Cartersville, Georgia, home. When you’re trying to stay cool or warm during the changing seasons, an inefficient HVAC system won’t be able to keep up. You could also notice an increase in monthly bills or a lack of airflow due to inefficiency. Boost efficiency and keep the air flowing in your home by following these simple tips:
Invest in Maintenance and Duct Cleaning
To keep your HVAC system operating efficiently, you need to make sure it’s running properly. A damaged component, clogged ducts, or built-up dirt and debris can all impact how your system operates. Therefore, keeping up with routine maintenance and duct cleaning is critical.
An HVAC service technician should inspect and test your unit every year, while you should schedule duct cleaning services every few years. When the ducts clog, air can’t flow through them as efficiently, resulting in poor efficiency and higher bills. This issue can also worsen the indoor air quality within your home, which can make you and your family sick.
Properly Insulate and Seal Your Home
The insulation in your home will also impact how efficiently your HVAC system heats and cools it. Without enough insulation in the walls or between the floors, air can seep through and get trapped in the attic, crawlspace or basement. Make sure you have sufficient insulation.
Additionally, look at areas where air might be escaping your home. Leaky windows, doors with gaps in the weather-stripping, and fireplaces can all allow energy loss, which reduces your home’s efficiency. Make sure to seal these gaps and cracks.
Upgrade and Program Your Thermostat
If you’re in the habit of manually adjusting the temperature in your home, now’s the time to break that habit. Programming your thermostat can help reduce energy waste while maintaining a more comfortable indoor atmosphere. You can take the efficiency a step further by upgrading to a smart thermostat, which can track your usage and make automatic energy-saving adjustments.
Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., can help you improve your HVAC system’s efficiency. Contact us today at (770) 382-1221 to learn more.
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