What’s Ruining Your HVAC Efficiency?

What’s Ruining Your HVAC Efficiency?

There are a lot of factors governing the overall efficiency of your HVAC systems. For most things, heating and cooling efficiency are closely intertwined, with similar problems impacting both forms of climate control. To save money and improve comfort, watch for these four problems.

1. Inefficient system for your home: An HVAC system that’s too big or too small for the area it’s servicing isn’t going to be nearly as efficient as it should be. Constant cycling because the unit is too big is bad for your system, as is running at 100% power all of the time because it’s too small. A system set up inefficiently for the way you use your home can cause problems, too – such as using centrally controlled systems when you only need a few rooms climate controlled, for example. In these cases, you’d benefit from talking with a professional who can help you find the perfect system for your needs.

2. Ventilation problems: Whether it’s blocked ducts for the actual system or poor ventilation elsewhere, bad ventilation makes your system work harder to achieve less. Get your ducts cleaned, your dryer vents cleaned, and make sure the rest of your ventilation is in top shape, too. This will also help with humidity, as many vents exist purely to get rid of moist air – kitchen vents for cooking, bathroom vents for showers, etc.

3. General maintenance: Basic upkeep of your HVAC system can work wonders for keeping it efficient over time, especially if you include the lifetime of your system and critical failures in your overall evaluation. Get regular professional checkups so you can spot major problems while they’re still minor and less costly than a major repair.

4. Excessive reliance on heat or cooling: Every degree of adjustment you make to your home’s temperature represents a greater expenditure of power. By using your heating or cooling system less often, such as setting it to 65 degrees instead of 70, not only will you extend the life of your system, but save on your energy bills, too! Some tips to stay comfortable can including dressing for the weather, drinking warm or cool drinks as appropriate, and utilizing fans to manipulate air to be more comfortable at the same temperatures.

If you suspect that your heating or cooling system is costing you more money without giving you the comfort you need, turn to the experts at Axiom Home Services in Albuquerque! We’ll help you figure out what the problem is so you can start getting that money back in your pocket! Contact us today using the form below to get started!

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