Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

Using A House Fan To Optimize Your Air Conditioning System


Even the most efficient air conditioner can put a huge dent in your monthly budget. The hotter it gets, the harder your AC system has to run. As your AC system runs longer and harder, it burns more electricity, but it also experiences more wear and tear. Thus, by optimizing your AC system, you can save in repair costs and prolong the need for repairs. Having a company like Springer Bros Air Conditioning-Heating LLC install a house fan in your home can help you to get the most from your AC system.

How a House Fan Works

To install a house fan, you will need to cut a hole through your ceiling into your attic. You will also need to make sure that your attic has adequate vents so that when you turn your house fan on, the heat that the fan pulls out of your house will escape through the vents in your attic. 

Once you have your house fan and your attic squared away, you are ready to start using your house fan. A house fan will work best during the evening hours, when you can open the windows and pump cool air into your home as the house fan pushes hot air out of your home. 

How to Get the Most from Your House Fan

A house fan will use 10% of the energy that your AC unit uses. Thus, whenever your house warms up more than the outside temperature, you can turn off your AC unit and kick on your house fan to cool your home. Running the house fan will help to reduce energy use in your home. If you turn your house fan on in the evening, it should cool you house down within a matter of minutes.

Limitations of a House Fan

A house fan can pump air out of your house at any time of day, but when the outside temperature is high, your house fan may be inadequate to keep your home cool. In which case, it is nice to have an AC unit that you can turn on during the midday so that you don't sacrifice your comfort for a little extra efficiency. 

While using a house fan in the way described above is not as easy as flipping the switch on your thermostat to the cool position and leaving it up to your AC system to keep your hose cool, a proactive approach to cooling your house with a house fan should help you to keep your cooling costs low. 


15 September 2014