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A couple of months ago, the HVAC unit in my home started malfunctioning. The temperature inside my home soared to over eighty degrees Fahrenheit, even though my air conditioning system ran nonstop. After inspecting my air conditioning unit, my knowledgeable HVAC contractor recommended I purchase a new system. He discussed the pros and cons of installing different sizes of HVAC units with me. After considering my HVAC contractor’s advice, I decided to purchase a three and a half ton HVAC unit. Shortly after my HVAC contractor installed my new air conditioning unit, my house started feeling more comfortable. On this blog, I hope you will discover how an HVAC contractor can help you select the right air conditioning unit for your home. Enjoy!


The Right HVAC Unit for Your Home

Want Your Heating Unit To Operate Efficiently? Consider These Tips

by Jamie Shaw

Now that winter is here, you may be concerned about your energy bill. After all, you have to operate the heating system throughout to ensure the house is cozy. An efficient heating system reduces the utility bill throughout the cold months. You will conserve energy without compromising your comfort. Consider these tips if you'd like your heating unit to function efficiently. 

Ensure the Furnace Is Serviced

The furnace can leave a home with no heat when you least expect it if you don't maintain it as scheduled. Sometimes, the heating unit can become faulty and create a hazardous situation. For instance, the carbon monoxide fumes it may produce are a silent killer, and gas leaks cause explosions.

Then, you also have to consider the costs. Repairing a unit after it malfunctions is usually expensive compared to maintenance. You will need to replace some parts, and the technician will work harder to restore the unit's functionality. With preventative maintenance, the heating system will run smoothly for longer and heat the building efficiently. You'll spend money maintaining the unit, but this is affordable and safer.

Prioritize Insulation

Another way to ensure the heating unit doesn't overwork is to add insulation. After installing the insulation, the building will not lose heat because of the outdoor conditions. So, add insulation to the attic, install multi-pane windows, and search for drafts around the window or doors then seal them. Installing plug protectors will prevent loss of heat. Also, use insulation materials to fill the gaps between the walls and outdoor surfaces and seal any cracks.

Get an Up-to-Date Thermostat

The latest thermostats are designed for homeowners who wish to make their furnaces more efficient. Once connected to the heating unit, these devices will learn the user's habits, heating patterns, and preferences. This way, they will direct the unit to heat the building as desired. 

Some thermostats can adjust the heating unit usage depending on temperature fluctuations caused by things like the sun or preset requirements. For instance, if no one is home all day, the unit won't need to produce a lot of warm air. Instead, it will adjust accordingly to ensure the heating unit doesn't use more power.

Change the Filter

A filter is a vital component that ensures the air doesn't have contaminants. But this device gets clogged over time, so the airflow will be blocked. This forces the heating system to work harder unnecessarily, reducing its efficiency. So, ensure you regularly clean or replace the filter, so the furnace doesn't overwork.

Contact a local heating service to learn more.