Heating and cooling costs can account for a big part of your monthly utility bills. This of course, could be putting a big dent into your family’s budget. Whether your HVAC system is several years old or brand new, you want to do what you can to make it more energy efficient. Here are several ways your HVAC company can make your system more efficient. Contact us to book an appointment.
The fastest and easiest way to improve the efficiency of your St. Albert home’s heating and cooling system is by making sure its air filters are clean. When airflow is compromised because your filters are clogged with dust, pet hair, or dander, it causes your furnace or air conditioner to work too hard, using more energy to heat or cool your home. Checking your filters regularly and replacing or cleaning as needed (usually every six months) will help ensure the optimal airflow your system needs to run efficiently. Check with your HVAC company to see if they have the proper filter for your unit in stock.
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure you are using it to the best of its abilities. It is too easy to forget to lower the heat or raise the cooling temperature when no one is home. Customizing a heating and cooling schedule with your thermostat can make sure that your home is heated and cooled according to your family’s schedule. This is much better than wasting energy heating or cooling an empty home. If you don’t have a smart thermostat, talk to your HVAC company to see what unit will work best for your needs.
When was the last time that you had your home’s ductwork inspected or cleaned? Most homes should have their ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company every three to five years. An additional part of this important service is the inspection of your ductwork that will identify areas where air may be leaking from your ducts. If leaks are present, sealing or replacing damaged sections will make your system more efficient. Debris that has accumulated within your ducts and air leaks both reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system. If you cannot remember how long it's been since your ducts were last cleaned or inspected, it’s time to get it done.
Some people choose to forego regular professional maintenance on their heating and cooling systems because they think it is a waste of time or money. What they do not realize is that missing out on this crucial service could actually be costing them money. A poorly maintained system does not run as efficiently as it should. Over time, to continue running smoothly your furnace and air conditioner both need minor adjustments and repairs including replacement of parts. This means it is also using more energy to heat or cool your home. If you need maintenance, call your HVAC company of choice to book an appointment or setup an ongoing maintenance plan.
In the St. Albert area, A-1 Heating & Cooling is the HVAC company to trust with your home’s heating and cooling system. If your system is more than a few years old, you may want to consider upgrading to a new and more energy-efficient system. We can recommend ways to improve the efficiency of your system and keep more money in your wallet each month. Give us a call at (780) 458-0912 or request an appointment online for all your HVAC upgrades, repairs, routine maintenance, and duct cleaning and repairs.