There is more to having an HVAC system in your home than just keeping it functional. Ideally, New Jersey homeowners should be seeking ways in which to make it run better.
Why is that? The more energy-efficient your system is, the lower your utility bills will be, the better for the environment that is and the longer your system will last.
Useful Tips to Make Your HVAC More Energy-efficient
Stop paying too much for heating and cooling your home when you could be trying these tips to improve your home:
- Repair or replace old or missing weatherstripping
- Weatherstripping is in place to indoor air from seeping out and outdoor air from seeping in. But, over time, it can become damaged or missing, often due to dry rot. Too many homeowners ignore this not realizing how much energy is being wasted. Not to mention, this is an easy way for pests to gain access to inside your home.
- Seal up the ducts
- A big culprit for energy loss are leaks in the ductwork. In fact, studies indicate that as much as 30% of forced air moving through the ductwork in a typical home is just lost. Leaks, holes and poorly connected ducts are to blame so have your system inspected.
- Check the insulation
- Have you had an insulation remodeling done? Yes, that’s a thing and it’s an important thing, at that. Over time, insulation can settle and that means you need to have it updated. Plus, the initial job may not have been done well and blown-in insulation can fix that.
- Go easy on the thermostat
- A common mistake homeowners make is to crank up the heat or AC. Too drastic an adjustment can be very taxing on your system. Not only does it cause your energy bills to soar, it can lead to the need for repairs.
- Take care of exterior holes
- Just like weatherstripping and insulation, you need to inspect the caulking used to fill exterior holes. These are holes in places for pipes, electrical cables and similar components of your household. Caulking gets old and needs repairs and replacement, so seal the gaps.
When you need skilled workmanship from an industry expert, contact the Quick Cooling & Heating team.