The efficiency of your HVAC system relies on a lot of components. Of course, you need to have your system professionally serviced and calibrated on a regular basis. But, you often have to look past the actual HVAC system to ensure that your system is as efficient as possible. That is, many other features could improve or reduce the efficiency of your HVAC if they are not taken care of. This article explains three simple things that you can do to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, without actually touching any of the HVAC appliances.
The insulation of your windows is probably the biggest factor when it comes to the efficiency of your HVAC system. If all of the expensive air you were heating during the winter is immediately leaking out of your home, then you are essentially throwing money away. So, it is very important that you make sure that the weatherstripping around movable windows is creating an airtight seal. The best way to do this is to simply check every individual window on a hot or cold day. If during the summer, you walk by your windows and feel that warm air is seeping in through the cracks, it might be time to update your insulation. Adding insulation to your windows is simple to work, and it only costs a few dollars per window.
The cleanliness of your air registers can also affect your HVAC system. If your registers are clogged with dust, or not fully open, the airflow will not be as strong as it could be. Obviously, it doesn't matter if your furnace or air conditioner are effectively producing air if that air never reaches your rooms. So, cleaning you are registered it something you should do every couple of years.
You might also be able to dramatically reduce your reliance on your HVAC system by adding door sweeps to your interior doors. Of course, you want to have a door sweep on your entry doors as well, but most people don't think about adding them to their interior doors. That is, some rooms are going to need more heat or cooling than others. So, if you can add a sweep that will make the door more airtight when it is closed, you can better control airflow, and make sure that every room is heated or cooled more precisely.
These are three things that you probably don't immediately think of when you are trying to make HVAC system more efficient. Nonetheless, they are definitely worth considering because they can affect your reliance on your HVAC system. To learn more, contact a heating repair company near you.