An efficient heating system has a longer expected lifespan, can be counted on to provide heating when you need it and can even help you save on your annual energy costs. In addition to calling for timely heating and air conditioning repair when required, the following are our tips on how to improve your heating system’s efficiency.
The importance of regular HVAC maintenance can’t be overemphasized. Whether you have a furnace, boiler or heat pump, giving your equipment a thorough checkup is necessary to ready it for the winter.
Most heating units are rated, but the performance of combustion-type appliances is generally measured by the annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) ratio. It’s the percentage of heat output produced by the furnace or boiler for every dollar of fuel the unit consumed over a year.
Many homeowners are struggling to reduce their heating and cooling bills – something that can make up over half of your total utility expenses. An AC unit consumes the most energy as cool air dissipates faster than warm air. Thankfully, there are ways you can run your unit more efficiently without increasing your usage.
In order to keep your air conditioning unit working at peak performance, it needs to have the correct refrigerant charge and proper air flow. It’s extra work, but you’re helping your unit and yourself out in the long run, as spikes in air conditioning energy usage stem from lack of airflow tune-up and inadequate refrigerant charge.