Even if you buy the most efficient system on the market, you still need to implement best practices to ensure your HVAC system is operating at peak efficiency. Read on to learn more about how you can keep your system running efficiently in your Buford, GA home while saving money.
1. Install a Programmable Thermostat
To increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, install a programmable thermostat. These thermostats adjust the temperature settings for specified times, such as when you are asleep or away. You can program them yourself or have one that adapts to your temperature setting cycles. Apps for your mobile device are available and allow you to set the thermostat while away from home.
2. Replace Your HVAC Air Filters
The filter keeps fine particulates from clogging your system. However, when the filter becomes clogged, your system’s airflow is impeded. In addition, a clogged filter causes your system to work harder and can eventually result in a system breakdown. Replacing your air filters help your system to run efficiently. You should change the air filters every 30 days.
3. Preserve Airflow of Your Unit
Your HVAC system consists of two separate units: one indoors and one outdoors. You should make sure that both have unrestricted airflow by checking for any items that may block the vents. The outside unit should be free of dirt and debris inside the unit and from any debris that directly touches the outside of the vents. The inside vents and registers should not have anything blocking them, such as furniture.
Adhering to these simple steps will save you energy usage and utility costs. These steps are easy and will not cost much to implement. For more information about our HVAC maintenance services in Buford, GA, give Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc., a call today.
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