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How to Boost HVAC Efficiency and Save Money

air conditioning unit sitting on top of moneyIt may still officially be summer—and that being said if you have any lingering Olympia, WA air conditioning services, now is the time to take care of them—but temperatures are already cooling, letting us know that fall and winter are on their way. When the heating system hits in earnest, you’ll want to use your furnace or other heating system as efficiently as possible. After all, given how much you spend to keep your home comfortable all year long, any little savings counts.

Keep reading for some simple ways to boost your HVAC efficiency this coming winter, and subsequently save money!

Upgrade Your Thermostat

This is a small component in the grand scheme of all things heating and cooling. But upgrading it can make a world of difference in boosting your heater’s efficiency. The thermostat might be small, but it’s one of the vital parts of your HVAC system.

It’s the component which communicates with your heater to let it know when to cycle on. Upgrading to even the most basic digital model can help you begin enjoying more affordable heating. This is especially true if you are still using a manual slider or dial thermostat.

Utilize Weatherstripping

The heat coming from your furnace can escape through cracks in your doors and windows. This means  losing energy you are still paying for. It’s a good idea to invest in weatherstripping to seal these windows and doors, and make sure that the heat in your home stays in your home.

Use Your Ceiling Fans

Not many homeowners realize that ceiling fans not only benefit them in the summertime, but in the winter as well. You can take advantage of your ceiling fans to create the movement of air that helps distribute the heat from your forced air heater, which means you can turn your thermostat down a few degrees and ease the strain on the heater.

Schedule Routine Maintenance

Scheduling regular maintenance for your furnace or heater is the best way to make sure it works as efficiently and effectively as it should, for as long as it should. During your maintenance session, our technicians will fully inspect your furnace for any potential repair needs, make necessary adjustments, and thoroughly clean the system.

Each of the steps performed during heating maintenance ensures the heating system works as efficiently as it can.

Achieving Year-Round Comfort

Each of the efficiency tips mentioned above apply to not only your heating system, but your air conditioner as well. Upgrading your thermostat benefits both systems, as does using your ceiling fan to more evenly distribute air. And maintenance helps ensure that both these systems function as they should throughout their lifespans.

Maintenance should be scheduled for your air conditioner and heater once a year each. This means that if you have a year round heat pump system, you should be scheduling maintenance twice a year for the one system. This will help our technician thoroughly inspect the system and catch any repair needs.

Contact Sound Heating today! We take your comfort as serious as you do.

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