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How to Keep Your HVAC System Running at Peak Efficiency

HVAC systems are an investment in your comfort and according to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs make up over half of your total monthly expenses. So, it only makes sense that you want these all-important systems to run optimally for as long as possible. That is why our team of certified technicians at Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co. is sharing ways you can maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system to save you time, money, and stress.

How to Improve HVAC Efficiency

An efficient HVAC unit means you pay less in monthly energy bills, require fewer repairs, and enjoy longer-lasting systems—and it is easier to keep your heating and cooling system running smoothly than you might think.

Tips for keeping your heating & cooling system working at peak efficiency:
  1. Keep your filters clean: Keeping an eye on your air filters is a cheap and easy way to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, as dirty filters lead to overworked units, poor indoor air quality, and more frequent repairs. According to Energy Saver, replacing a dirty filter with a new one can reduce your AC’s energy consumption by up to 15%. Replace your filter once every 3-4 months
  2. Schedule professional maintenance: Your filter isn’t the only thing affecting your unit’s efficiency, and your HVAC system is full of small, specialized components that require professional service. Trained maintenance specialists will clean your unit, make tweaks and perform small repairs, and even offer recommendations on how to optimize efficiency. Scheduling maintenance twice a year (once in the spring, once in the fall) will ensure even the smallest piece of your unit is performing perfectly when you need it most—all year.
  3. Utilize a smart programmable thermostat: If you aren’t utilizing your home’s thermostat effectively, you are leaving savings on the table. Smart programmable thermostats allow you to create pre-sets to use if you are away from home or asleep. You can easily adjust from an app at any time. According to Energy Saver, you can save as much as 10% a year by turning your thermostat back 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day.
  4. Inspect the location of your system: You might be surprised at how effective a quick visual inspection can be in maximizing your HVAC’s efficiency. First, look at your vents and make sure there isn’t anything blocking them. Next, look at the HVAC unit itself. If your unit is covered in debris from trees or bushes, it can cause your system to overwork or become clogged.
  5. Insulate your ductwork: Your ductwork acts as the highway for your conditioned air. When this highway isn’t properly insulated you lose tons of heated and cooled air before it reaches the desired location. A professional HVAC technician can evaluate your ductwork, check for any leaks, tears, or kinks, and insulate your ducts to keep your conditioned air where it belongs.
  6. Update your HVAC system: This might seem counterproductive, but no matter how much TLC you give your system, nothing lasts forever. The older your system is, the less efficient it becomes. Wear and tear can lead to more frequent breakdowns and cause your system to become overworked. Additionally, newer HVAC units utilize the most recent technologies designed to maximize your energy—saving you on monthly costs.

Count on Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co

Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co. has been serving our customers with integrity for over 40 years. We offer a full range of heating and cooling solutions to homes and businesses, so no matter your HVAC need, we have you covered. We proudly go above and beyond for every customer, guaranteeing your complete satisfaction. Whether you are looking for honest maintenance plans to quick system repairs, our experienced, trained, and certified technicians are here to help.

Make sure your HVAC system is in top shape by scheduling a routine maintenance service. Call Day & Night Heating & Air Conditioning Co today at (910) 933-2338 or contact us online to schedule a service appointment.