Top 10 Tips to Maximize Energy Efficiency in Your Calgary HVAC System
Energy bills dragging you down? Regulating the temperature in your home is a blessing as long as it’s affordable. While certainly there is a cost to heat and cool your home, it shouldn’t be keeping you up at night. most people instantly think they need to upgrade the HVAC system to a newer, more energy-efficient one. However, there are a few tricks worth trying before revamping your setup.
Your system may need a little help doing its job! Here are the top 10 tips to maximize your HVAC system’s energy efficiency in your Calgary home.
1. Regular Maintenance
Like all machines, HVAC systems need some tender love and care from time to time in order to keep running smoothly. Dust and debris build up over time. This hinders the mechanism of that is your HVAC system, making it less efficient, and ultimately, forcing it to use work harder and use more energy. So regular cleaning and servicing by professionals, like those at K2 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, can dramatically improve your system’s performance and increase its lifespan.
2. Change the Filters
Another aspect of maintenance means changing the filters regularly. For instance, dirty or clogged filters will (you guessed it) force your HVAC system to work harder, using more energy. Keeping an eye on your filters and changing them regularly can significantly improve your system’s efficiency, maintain good airflow, and reduce overall energy consumption.
3. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
With all the smart tech available these days, why not make the most of your HVAC system with a smart thermostat? This way, you can regulate the temperature of your home with more precision. That is to say, you can shut it off when you don’t need it (like when you’re at work)!
4. Seal Ductwork
Leaky ductwork can lead to a significant amount of energy waste. Your HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool your home, thereby reducing its efficiency. Therefore, having all ductwork properly sealed and insulated can dramatically improve your HVAC system’s performance.
5. Use Fans
Wait what? Yes, you read that correctly. While it may seem simplistic (possibly make you feel like it defeats the purpose of having an HVAC system), a fan can help your HVAC system. They move air evenly around the room, which helps maintain a consistent temperature and reduces the need for heating or cooling.
6. Insulate Your Home
Is your home properly insulated? One of the main struggles with heating and cooling your home is that the air escapes. Take the time to insulate your windows and doors. This way, the air inside your home will stay inside your home.
7. Strategic Landscaping
A lot of the heat coming into your home is from the sun. A creative approach to cooling your home is to plant trees or bushes by your windows. Not only will this help cool your home, but it will also give me more privacy.
8. Use your blinds
Of course, if landscaping isn’t your think, you can always just use the blinds from your windows. So by blocking the sunlight, you effectively stop the heat as well.
9. Annual Professional Inspection
There’s always the possibility that something is wrong with your HVAC system. Therefore, having a professional inspect your HVAC system could make a huge difference. They can help identify and fix potential issues that could impact your system’s efficiency. Moreover, it is a great way to ensure your system is running at its best. K2 Heating offer affordable HVAC services!
10. Install Energy-Efficient HVAC Equipment
Sometimes no matter how to try to assist your HVAC system, it may not be enough. For instance, if your HVAC system is over ten years old, it might be time for an upgrade. While it may cost more upfront, newer models are way more energy efficient.
So there you have it! These a the 10 tips to maximize the energy efficiency of your Calgary HVAC system. For any additional tips or services, feel free to contact K2 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today.