As the seasons change in El Paso, Texas, many homeowners notice an increase in their heating and cooling bills. Poor efficiency is often to blame, which can occur as a result of a number of issues. Take a look at these simple tips that can reduce energy waste and boost the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Keep It Clean
The first tip is to make sure your HVAC system is as clean as possible. A buildup of dirt and debris in the ducts will decrease the efficiency because your system has to work harder to move air throughout the home.
The solution to this common issue is regular duct cleaning, which a skilled HVAC technician can perform. You can also do some DIY cleaning tasks, such as using a vacuum outfitted with a soft brush to remove dirt and debris from the vent covers and registers. You can also clear any yard debris around the outdoor unit.
Invest in Regular Maintenance
It’s important to take care of your HVAC system, so it will operate efficiently. An HVAC technician should perform routine maintenance on the heating system every fall and on the air conditioner every spring.
During maintenance service, your technician will inspect and test the system to make sure everything is in good condition and functioning properly. If there is an issue, it can be repaired right away.
Use the Sun
The sun can also impact your HVAC system’s efficiency, depending on the season. During the spring, leaving your windows uncovered all day can cause the temperature to increase in your home, requiring the AC to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. On the other hand, the sun can benefit your home during the winter season. It provides free warmth that doesn’t require anything from your heating unit.
If you’re struggling with HVAC efficiency even after following these tips, contact Kings Aire at (915) 308-8960 to schedule a tune-up or repair service.
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