16 Jan How to Know if Your HVAC System is Working this Winter
‘Tis the season of sudden temperature drops and maintaining your home’s HVAC system. An efficient HVAC unit can guarantee a winter with comfortable temperatures in your home, save you money in the future and benefit your health. Making sure your home’s HVAC system is properly functioning can be done in a few simple steps.
Tips for checking if your HVAC system is functioning efficiently
Inspect air ducts
It is important to perform regular inspections of your air ducts to make sure there are no blockages or dirt affecting the efficiency of the HVAC system. At Accurate Heating and Cooling, our expert HVAC technicians are available after 4 p.m. Monday – Friday and any time on weekends to help you improve your air ducts and HVAC performance.
Upgrade your thermostat
A functioning, programmable thermostat allows you to set the proper temperature for heating and cooling throughout any season. Modern technology has allowed for several of today’s thermostats to be monitored and adjusted from your phone! Plus, some phone apps will alert you if there is a problem with your home’s furnace or HVAC system. A new thermostat may be an investment to consider to help keep your home nice and warm this winter.
Even the air flow
If you find your home is not heating or cooling to the same degree in each room, then you may have an issue with your HVAC unit and it is best to contact a professional. Accurate’s Essential Fall Checklist could help you know if your HVAC system is running at full capacity.
Install a new HVAC system
Any HVAC unit older than 10 years is at risk for functioning improperly or inefficiently. If your HVAC system has passed the 10 year mark, installation of a new system is recommended. Accurate Heating and Cooling offers great installation services for new and returning customers. Call today!
How to maintain your HVAC system
Regularly change HVAC filters
Your home’s HVAC system’s filter should be changed every three months to eliminate any accumulated dust or debris. Houses with pets may need to change filters more frequently to remove pet hair and dandruff. Before you dive too deep, consult a professional as every HVAC unit needs different maintenance. Today’s Home Owner provides a step-by-step video on how to change your home’s air filter
Protect your home’s ductwork
To make sure your home’s ductwork is energy efficient, hire a professional to check if your heat is being jeopardized by small holes and leaks. Plus, extra insulation can protect these leaks and holes from forming in the future. Energy.gov recommends proper ways to insulate your ducts and how this can this insulation can save money and energy.
Keep an accurate temperature setting
It may seem obvious, but setting the ideal temperature is one of the most important ways to protect the longevity of your unit and save you money in the long run. Cranking up your heating and cooling to get to your desired temperature quickly is a surefire way to damage your HVAC system.
Don’t let your home get cold and your wallet empty! If you find your HVAC system is not working efficiently in maintaining a comfortable temperature this winter, Accurate Heating and Cooling provides 24/7 emergency HVAC repair at a flat rate of $80/hr simply by calling (573) 442-7312. Let our team of experts take care of you!