Tips and Tricks to Maximize the Lifespan of your HVAC System
Heating and Cooling HVAC system accounts for up to 1/3 of your utilities bill. These two systems work together to maximize comfort of your home. You want to ensure that you are efficiently heating and cooling your house while using the smallest amount of energy. Some simple tips and tricks will help eliminate energy-waste and save you money.
Maintenance – a combination of routine maintenance from the home owner plus semi-annual checkups from your certified Therm Tech Ltd. technician will increase the lifespan of your HVAC system. Add these small tasks to your calendar. Paying attention to your HVAC system once a month will keep your system running smoothly.
- Regularly change air filters
- Maintain your outdoor unit. Keep it clear from debris and weeds.
- Keep supply and return vents clear
Think Season-to-Season – your HVAC system is two services in one: heating and cooling. During the summer months have a Therm Tech Ltd. professional strip down the AC condenser and check the coolant levels. Before winter hits, have your furnace evaluated to ensure it’s safe and efficient for another season.
Plan for the Future – though it can seem like it will never happen you, most households experience different disasters. From power outages to floods there’s no limit to the potential damage than can be caused to your system.
- Install surge protectors in the event of power spikes to protect your expensive equipment.
- Ensure everyone in your family knows where to find the circuit breaker and how to shut off large appliances during a power outage.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home and check regularly for faulty pilot lights which can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
Ventilation – having a properly ventilated home creates maximum comfort and the highest air quality. Reduce humidity in your home, especially during Toronto’s summer, will allow your A/C unit to function better at lower levels which saves you money. Ventilation can be:
- Spot Ventilation of specific areas like the kitchen and bathroom to reduce humidity and allergens that affect air quality.
- Structural Ventilation of the attic and crawlspaces controls heat and moisture allowing your HVAC system to maintain temperatures and keep you comfortable.
- Whole-house ventilation exchanges hot air from inside your house with colder air from outside. This method means your A/C can be run less often and the fresh air return is maximized through a quieter duct system.
Of course maintaining a home is a lot of work – Let Therm Tech Ltd. show you how to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system today so that it can keep working for you in the future.