Four Tips for Improving Your HVAC’s Energy Efficiency in Winter
HVAC units are one of the largest energy consumers in your home. They are continually operating to maintain temperature control in your home. When a large appliance like your HVAC system is inefficient, it can cost you serious money over the life of your unit. You can improve your system's efficiency and see decreases in your energy spending by making some tweaks to your home and system.
- Keep Your Air Filters Clean: This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s vital to your HVAC system's efficiency to keep it clean. Changing your air filter is one of the most important improvements you can make to your maintenance schedule. Your system’s airflow depends on the cleanliness of your ducts. Clogged filters prevent the free flow of air from being pushed through your ducts. It’s important to check your filters regularly and replace them every couple of months.
- Improve Overall Insulation: Heating energy only for it to be lost through uninsulated areas of your home is a waste of resources. Your energy usage will never be controlled if you constantly need to warm rooms or spaces without adequate insulation. There are quick solutions like spray foam insulation that can provide the additional protection your home needs to reduce heat loss.
- Keep the Exterior of your System Clean: During the fall and early winter, leaves and debris can collect around your home and HVAC system that clog the drain and prevent airflow. There should be at least a two-foot clearance between your HVAC system and shrubs. Checking your HVAC unit should become part of your regular yard maintenance routine. You can find a service provider to perform a deep cleaning of the fans.
- Energy Efficient Doors and Windows: Sealing is important. When your home lacks property insulation or weather protection, you can lose 25% of the heat in your home. If your windowpanes are broken or cracked, it’s a sign you should review other areas of your home for signs of wear and tear. Draftiness leads to higher energy costs and moisture imbalances within your home. While it may seem like an expensive endeavor, replacing drafty windows and doors can reduce energy costs, and many are available through tax deductions and credits.
Wallner Provides Quality Services
The team at Wallner provides energy-efficient units and preventative maintenance to save you money while helping the environment by cutting energy waste. Our team of specialists is licensed, trained, and skilled professionals who understand HVAC systems inside and out. You can count our team, anytime day or night. We provide speed and accuracy when working on your home comfort systems, and we want to ensure your HVAC unit is in optimal condition to get you through the winter months.
Call the HVAC specialists at Wallner today at (530) 475-6687 or contact us online to schedule an appointment or to speak to one of our experts.