The constant weather changes throughout the year have made it necessary for your home’s heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) to be in tip-top shape. The efficiency of your HVAC systems not only affects the comfort of your home but also the cost of your utility bills. Taking these steps will increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.
  1. Seal Heating and Cooling Duct:

    The ducts that move air in and out of the air furnace, central air conditioner or heat pump can be big energy wasters. Sealing and insulting ducts can improve the efficiency of your cooling and heating system by at least 20% or more.  The most important ducts to seal are the ones that run through areas of your home like the attic, crawlspaces, unheated basements and garages. You should begin sealing these ducts with duct sealant or metal-backed tape then finish by wrapping them in insulation that will keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
  2. Change Air Filter:

    It is important that you check your air filter every month, especially during hot and cold seasons. You should change your filter every three months and whenever it looks dirty. A dirty filter slows down airflow, making your heating and cooling system work harder, which wastes energy and money.
  3. Yearly Tune Up:

    When you have a tune-up performed on your car it helps improve the gas mileage, just like having a yearly tune up for your HVAC equipment improves it’s productivity.  Contact your local Dayton, Ohio heating and air conditioning specialist to perform yearly check ups which will help your systems perform at their highest potential for as long as possible.
  4. Install a Programmable Thermostat:

    This is important because you and your family probably aren’t home all day, every day. A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-program when you will not be home and do not need your HVAC systems to be on full force. An example of this is if your family is at work or school during the day the heating/cooling can be turned down then back up to the desired temperature before you return home. Programmable thermostat have saved homeowners hundreds of dollars every year when used properly.
Even though there are things that you can do in order to keep your HVAC systems properly functioning it is always a good idea to contact the professionals for help.  Allied Services, Inc. has been providing expert HVAC services to many satisfied customers in the Dayton, Ohio community for over 57 years. At Allied Services, Inc., our customers are our top priority. For specialized Ohio HVAC services that you can trust, call us at (937) 269-5059. Be sure to ask us about our free second opinion service!