Maximizing Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Jean
heating and cooling

heating and cooling

Along with proper use of your HVAC system, you have the privilege of doing certain things to ensure that the installed heating and cooling system works efficiently. This means that your unit can provide you with warm or cool air while helping you save energy and money in the process. How does that sound? So, to learn all about the simple things you can do that will have a great impact on your wallet and on your level of comfort, read on!

When you want to maximize the heating and cooling efficiency of your HVAC unit, you can allow air to flow from one room to another. What this needs you to do is leave the doors open so that warm or cool air can freely flow in your whole house. This is also good for improving the ventilation inside your home.

However, you have to remember that you only need to warm or cool a room that is being used. Case in point: a guest room with nobody in it. It is not wise to heat or cool that room when it is not being used in the first place. So, what you can do is switch off the radiator in that particular room and close the door. This prevents heated or cooled air from entering the unused room. You are giving your HVAC unit a hand by not letting it generate more heat or cool air for a room that does not need it.

Now, did you also know that dust greatly affects the way your heating and cooling system works? Yes, dust in your system – in radiators, in registers, and in baseboard heaters – is not good for you at all. Aside from the possible risk of developing allergies in residents, dust also prevents the unit from giving you the air temperature that you want. In short, you have to clean these parts regularly. Be sure to use a vacuum cleaner and a brush nozzle to suction the dust.

Additionally, you can get the most out of your HVAC system if you arrange your furniture well. Yes, the layout of your furniture also contributes to the efficiency of your unit. How? If thick drapes or large furniture pieces block registers, you will have a hard time getting cooled or warmed air to circulate throughout your home. Make sure that the airflow is not obstructed by these blocking objects.

When you have an exhaust fan in your kitchen or bathroom, be sure to switch off the fan when you have gotten rid of the odors or fumes that you don’t want. When you do that, you will prevent the fan from sucking the cooled or warmed air from your home. 

Lastly, make sure that you put in enough plants all around your house. Yes, you need this cover to make sure that cold air or warm air cannot easily enter your home. When you do that, you give the installed HVAC system the chance to work at its optimum level.


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