If you want your Coral Gables, Florida, home to be a comfortable environment, make sure that you’re getting the most out of your HVAC system. Here are a few easy tips to boost the HVAC efficiency in your home so that your indoor temperature is consistently perfect:
Change Your Air Filter
Although there are several ways you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, regularly swapping out your air filter is the easiest and most effective. When your air filter gets clogged with dirt and dust, your HVAC system has to work much harder, becoming less efficient and reducing the overall comfort of your home.
Changing your filter frequently will let air flow freely through your system. Generally, you should install a new filter once a month or whenever your old filter is noticeably dirty.
Schedule a Ductwork Inspection
You can improve the functionality of your HVAC system by having your ductwork inspected by a heating and cooling professional. Over time, dirt, dust, and other pollutants will make their way into your ductwork. In addition to decreasing the air quality in your home, these pollutants can get into your HVAC system and impede its ability to control the temperature.
Leaks can also impact HVAC efficiency. If you have leaks in your ductwork, then air is escaping from your home, resulting in wasted energy and an overtaxed HVAC system. Sealing these leaks should make the system run more efficiently.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
You can increase your HVAC system’s efficiency by investing in a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can set a schedule based on when you’re home and away from home. This will ensure that your HVAC system doesn’t have to work harder than necessary. You can save as much as 10% per year when you turn your thermostat down by seven to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
Regular Maintenance Is Key
Lastly, getting your HVAC system regularly tuned up by a professional can keep it working efficiently. An HVAC expert will be able to keep your system in working order and identify problems before they develop. They’ll also be able to optimize your system to combat the more extreme temperatures of winter and summer.
If you want to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency, call RCI Air Conditioning Company and schedule a service appointment. One of our professionals will make your system function the way it should.
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Originally published in November 2018, updated in May 2020