As the temperature drops and the weather gets colder, you’ll start to rely more on your heating equipment to stay warm indoors. But the way you’re using your equipment could be damaging it over time and leading to unnecessary energy consumption. To help you make the most of your energy expenditures this winter season, here the trusted air conditioning repair and maintenance experts at Superior Air share a few common mistakes to avoid.
Not locking your windows properly. Your windows are of course closed during the winter season, but some homeowners forget to lock them properly. Make sure your windows are locked, as this creates a tighter seal than you get by just closing them. Keeping them locked also works as a safety measure to keep cold air out. Otherwise, the cold can infiltrate your home while warm air leaks out, forcing your heating equipment to work harder to replace the lost heat. This will increase your home’s energy consumption and drive up your monthly energy bills throughout the season.
Closing your vents. You might be thinking that it will help increase energy efficiency if you close the vents in the unoccupied rooms of your home. However, the ductwork of your heating and air conditioning installation should already be designed to provide balanced heating throughout your house. And if your HVAC system is the correct size, closing the vents may disrupt the balance, which will make the system work less efficiently.
Not fixing leaks and drafts. Even minor leaks and drafts between your doors and windows can have a big impact on your home’s ability to retain heat inside. Make sure to check each window, door and exterior wall for signs of drafts and caulk the areas where you feel there’s cold air coming in. These drafts can come from small holes and cracks that will potentially let warm air leak out.
Superior Air provides only top-notch air conditioning maintenance and repair in the area. Let’s talk about your HVAC needs today and call us at (559) 734-2002! You can also contact us through our online request form! We serve our customers in Tulare and neighboring areas in CA.