Tips to Maximize Heating and Cooling Efficiency

January 2014

Much of the energy consumed in homes is used for heating and cooling. Heating and cooling systems are essential in regulating temperatures. During summer, the systems lower the temperatures to the desirable level. In the cold winter, they help maintain warmth in the home. For this reason, it is essential that the system’s efficiency be taken care of in order to get the best out of it. We offer a wide range of services to homes and commercial buildings to maximize heating and cooling efficiency.

Regular Care and Maintenance

In this case, there are some small and simple maintenance practices, such as general cleaning of the heating and cooling equipment that you can do on your own, with the help of the manufacturer’s manual. These are classified under the Do-It-Yourself category. However, for sophisticated procedures that may require expert knowledge, be sure to leave it to us.

The air filters of your HVAC system tend to wear out with time. Cleaning them ensures they are in good working condition and makes them last longer. However, they tend to wear out with time. In the worn out state, they strain the system’s functionality. Therefore, it is recommended that, depending on the type of air filters that you are using, you consider changing them whenever you realize they are worn out. We offer consultancy services and can help you determine whether or not they need to be changed.

The use of programmable thermostats is also a means of ensuring the efficiency of the heating and cooling system. With this kind of thermostat, you can come up with custom temperature settings for particular hours of the day. This ensures the heating and cooling system only gets to work when it is necessary. The thermostats are eco-friendly and lower the amount of energy you consume.

We also seal the heating and air conditioning ducts to prevent leakages to the surrounding. Ducts are often placed at the basement, crawl space, and garage areas. Ensure all these have been filled to ensure energy efficiency.

Choose the Right Equipment

There are several different types of heating and cooling equipment available in the market. We recommend the use of equipment that bears the Energy Star rating symbol.

Install Energy Efficient Doors and Windows and Enhance Insulation

A significant amount of energy used in the home is due to the leakages arising from the type of windows and doors we have on our houses. Modern doors and windows are designed with in-built insulators that ensure the warm air remains inside your house. We can install, insulate and repair such doors to ensure energy efficiency.