If the temperature in your home is too hot at night, then you can’t sleep. If it’s too cold during the day, then you have to wear excessive layers.
Everyone has his or her own idea of the ideal temperature, but to
keep it on that perfect number can get expensive. So, below we’ve
outlined five ways you can take care of your heating and cooling system
and help it run more efficiently.
1. Set It And Forget It
To maximize the effectiveness of your heating and cooling systems,
you need to program your thermostat and refrain from changing it.
Adjusting the thermostat makes your system work harder.
The best way to avoid tempting temperature changes is to choose a
thermostat that fits your schedule, such as one with 7-day, 5-1-1, 5-2
or 1-week programming options.
2. Clean The Air Ducts
Even though your air filter catches most dust, over time debris can
build up. The accumulation of dirt can restrict airflow throughout your
ducts and even start blowing particles out of your registers.
Check inside the ducts and if there is any mold, dead insects, rodent
feces or a thick layer of dust, then consider hiring a professional to
do a deep cleaning.
3. Put Your Ceiling Fans To Work
Ceiling fans can help with heating and cooling by distributing the
flow of air throughout your home. Most fans are reversible, which means
they can push air down in summer to create a nice breeze and pull air up
in winter to aid in circulating the heat. To change the direction of
the fan’s rotation, look for a switch on its base.
4. Replace Your Air Filter
It’s standard to change your air filter every 90 days. However, you
should take a peek at it every month. If it looks grimy and clogged,
then go ahead and change it.
Also, consider investing in high-efficiency pleated filters. They
have an electrostatic charge that grabs onto even the smallest dirt
5. Consider Booster Fans
If one room in your house is always warmer or colder than the rest of
your home, it might not be your HVAC system. It could be the ductwork.
The twists and turns of air ducts, especially in older homes, can reduce
Booster fans are easy to install and do exactly what their name
implies. They boost the flow of air to the part of your home in need of
more heating or cooling.