How to Operate Your HVAC System More Efficiently

Depending on how well you use and care for it, your HVAC system can be your best friend or worst enemy. Here’s how to operate your HVAC system in Yuba City, CA, more efficiently to save on energy and repair costs throughout the year.

Keep Up With Maintenance

HVAC systems require the same kind of attention that you give your car. You can handle some simple chores on your own. For example, air filters clogged with dust cause a steady decline in HVAC performance. The Department of Energy estimates that cleaning or replacing them monthly reduces energy consumption by up to 15%.

Experts should handle other maintenance jobs to keep your system running efficiently. We’ll assess your thermostat settings, secure the electrical connections, lubricate the moving parts and much more. No one likes spending money on heating and air conditioning repairs and maintenance, but you’ll save a fortune in the long run.

Make Some Changes at Home

Most people are conscientious about not wasting energy, but it’s all about the utility bills. Few realize that leaving doors open or constantly messing with the thermostat takes a heavy toll on their HVAC system. You can make many changes to get more mileage from your HVAC system, though. Consider doing the following:

  • Run high-efficiency ceiling fans in the right direction.
  • Ensure nothing is blocking the vents and return air ducts.
  • Install energy-efficient awnings or solar window screens.
  • Seal air leaks around doors, windows and other openings.
  • Ensure the outdoor condenser is free of dirt, leaves or other debris.

Hire the Right HVAC Contractor

Many factors affect the lifespan of heating and cooling equipment. But if you form energy-saving habits, you should get 15 to 20 years out of yours. That’s not always the case when people hire the wrong contractor. A lot can go wrong way back during an HVAC installation. Oversizing the system or using substandard components are just two examples.

Our professional service technicians have years of training and experience. Contact Beaver Heating & Air to schedule maintenance or our other HVAC services today.

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