Since moving to Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, you’ve learned that energy efficiency in your home is about far more than turning off lights when you leave a room. It’s about maximizing the energy used by your home, whether it’s the electricity used to brighten your living space or the natural gas fueling your HVAC system. And when it comes to improving the energy usage of your heating and cooling system, there are multiple factors to consider. Master these three factors of HVAC efficiency and reap the rewards.
Size plays an essential role in HVAC performance. If your system is too large for your home, the system will spend excessive time in its power-wasting startup phase, which results in short cycling. If the system is too small for the “load” of the home, the heater or air conditioner will spend excessive time attempting to reach the thermostat’s threshold, which it never does. Either way, poor sizing wastes energy. Our HVAC professionals can diagnose whether or not your system fits the load requirement of your home.
If you don’t already have a preventive maintenance schedule, you should get on one. Just like your body needs a regular checkup by the doctor, you need a licensed professional to check out your HVAC system a few times a year. Regular maintenance involves checking the system’s components and efficiency, and fixing any problems.
Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality will cause your HVAC unit to work harder which will make it less energy efficient. Testing the indoor air quality in your home will help keep your family healthy and your HVAC system more efficient. Even something as simple as cleaning your indoor air handling units and outdoor compressors can help.
Tackle these factors that determine HVAC efficiency and you’ll have a healthier, more comfortable home and lower utilities. To get a professional hand improving HVAC efficiency, call Air Doctor Services, Inc. at 843-305-8824.