Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Energy-Saving Tips for Warming Up Your Home during the Winter Days

Aaron Kennedy

Keeping your home warm in winter does not necessarily have to translate into high energy costs. Regardless of what type of heating equipment you use in your home, you can energy efficiently stay warm all through winter with the following tips:

Use a thermostat

One of the devices that every heating and cooling equipment should be equipped with is a thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can determine when your heating system turns ON and when it goes OFF. All you have to do is to switch the device to the "HEATING" mode and set the desired thermostat setting, which automatically turns ON the heating system when temperatures drop below the thermostat setting and then turns OFF the heating system when temperatures rise above the thermostat setting. This eliminates the need to keep the heating system running round-the-clock, which wastes precious energy.

Keep the blowers turned ON

Another way to optimise the efficiency of your heating equipment is to keep the blowers in the "ON" mode. The blowers help to circulate the warm air from your heating system more effectively by ensuring constant airflow throughout the home, especially where it is needed the most. The blowers on heating units help save electricity by allowing home consumers to set lower thermostat temperatures. In addition, the continuous air flow provided by blowers help sanitise the air by filtering out airborne dirt particulates.

Keep heating vents unobstructed

Another great way to ensure that your heating system operates with peak energy efficiency is to make sure that the vents supplying heated air to your functional space are kept free of any obstructions, like house furniture. Maintaining a clear path of movement will ensure the air is circulated throughout a room or the entire house in the most efficient manner, thus minimising potential straining of the heating system.

Take advantage of the Sun's heat

When the air inside your home is cold, warmer air from outdoors will naturally move into the home. For that reason, opening your window curtains to allow the little sunlight outside to enter your home is a nice way to warm up your home without overworking your heating equipment and thus increasing your electricity bills. The best part is that you do not have to pay anything for the added heat.

The best way to improve the energy performance of your home's heating system is to ask an authorised HVAC contractor to regularly inspect and maintain it and periodically perform an energy audit of the system. It also goes without saying that your home should be properly draught-proofed in order to minimise leakage of heated air out of the home, which wastes electricity.


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Installing and Maintaining an HVAC System

Hello there, welcome to my blog. My name is Andrew and this blog is going to be about how to install and maintain HVAC systems. When I purchased a new office space in downtown Perth, I didn't have the first idea about HVAC systems. I knew that I would need one, as I couldn't expect my staff to work away in the heat of an Australian summer without any air conditioning. I contacted an HVAC contractor who advised me on the best type of system to install. He also gave me some top tips on how I could keep the HVAC system in good condition.