If you’re looking for ways to maximize HVAC comfort and efficiency in your Delray, Florida, home, there are several easy steps you can take. Seal air leaks, change your air filter, set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature, and have the unit serviced to create an energy-efficient home.
Service Your Unit
Having your unit professionally serviced every year is one of the best ways to increase its efficiency. During a preventive maintenance visit, an HVAC technician will inspect, clean, and service your unit, making sure it’s in good working order and operating at maximum efficiency levels. Annual service visits also make it easier to detect issues when they’re still small and relatively inexpensive to fix.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks negatively impact your HVAC unit’s efficiency. When conditioned air seeps out of your home, your system must run more often to heat and cool it. Examine your home for air leaks and take steps to fix them. Seal air leaks around doors with weather stripping and air leaks around windows with caulk. Check access points like electrical outlets and plumbing pass-throughs to make sure no air is escaping through them.
Change Your Air Filter
Change your air filter regularly to ensure maximum airflow. Dirty air filters reduce airflow and make your system work harder than it should, reducing its efficiency. Dirty filters also diminish indoor air quality which can make allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues worse.
Set Your Thermostat to a Reasonable Temperature
HVAC units are designed to maintain about a twenty-degree temperature difference between the inside and outside temperatures. This means that if it’s 95 degrees outside, your unit can cool your home to about 75 degrees. If you set your thermostat below 75 degrees, the unit will work harder to cool your home to the set temperature, increasing your energy usage. Set your thermostat to a reasonable temperature and consider installing a smart thermostat to help with this.
Ready to get your HVAC unit operating at peak efficiency levels? Give the HVAC experts at Den-Air Air Conditioning a call at (561) 533-0716.
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