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.

How To Weatherize Your Home To Keep It Comfortable For Cheaper


You want to keep your home as comfortable as possible without spending a lot of extra money on your bills. A good way for you to do this is to weatherize your home so you know you aren't losing the hot or cool are you are trying to keep inside the house when you are running your unit. Not only will leaks make it harder to control the temperature and raise your bills, but it also puts more wear on your unit by making it work harder to reach the desired temperature. Follow the advice in this article to weatherize your home.

Apply tint to your outside windows: Applying tint to your outside windows can help in both the winter and summer months. During the summer, the tint will help to keep the heat from the sun from absorbing through the windows which can affect the coolness. In the winter, the tint provides one extra layer of material to help keep the coldness from coming through the windows.

Install double-paned windows

A single window is quite thin and this means the weather from outside can affect the conditions inside. However, when you have double-paned windows installed, it offers you two pieces of glass for added protection from the outside temperature. Plus, there is a cushion of air between those pieces of glass that acts as a bit of insulation.

Insulate your attic

If your attic is unfinished, then it doesn't have the added insulation that can be very important to controlling the temperature of your home. Having your attic insulated provides another layer of protection from the weather to keep your house at the degrees you want. Otherwise, the sun penetrates on the roof causing heat to pour in the attic and escape into your house. In the winter, the cold rain and snow can cause the attic to allow in a coldness your heater will need to work harder to combat.

Have your air conditioner and heater maintenance

No matter how well you weatherize your home, it won't mean much if you haven't made sure your system is working correctly. You should have an HVAC technician (such as one from Ricks Repair Service) look your unit over annually. This way, they can ensure that there are no problems with the unit, such as leaks or parts that are going out.

The advice in this article will help you to keep your home more comfortable year-round. Plus, you will save on your bills and ensure you aren't wearing your heating and cooling system out.  


15 October 2015