When evaluating the overall energy consumption for your home, you may find that the HVAC is responsible for most of the usage. In order to keep the amount of energy consumed by your HVAC system low, you should keep it well-maintained at all times. This means that you should perform regular inspections and consider upgrading to a high efficiency HVAC system. This will further allow you to manage your home energy usage by using tools such as programmable thermostats and low noise filters. The information provided below offers some tips on why you should consider upgrading your HVAC system to a high efficiency one.
Improved Air Flow
One thing you should do when you have a maintenance check performed on your HVAC system, is to check that the air is circulating efficiently. If after you have your HVAC system checked, they discover that the airflow is somewhat restricted, it may be advantageous to switch out the motor. Consider adding a high efficiency motor that is equipped with variable speeds and distributes air evenly in your home. In addition, the improved airflow will help to eliminate impurities in the air that could cause mold due to moisture in the air. It may also be a good idea to upgrade the filtration unit during the maintenance check to ensure that your system keeps operating as a high efficiency unit.
Low Noise Output
When performing a maintenance check for your HVAC system, you should also check over the noise output level. If it's extremely loud, this is an indicator that the motor is working overtime and the motor needs to be replaced or repaired. This may be a good time to add on a high efficiency HVAC motor that has sound absorbing features. The materials used have a shock absorbing barrier around the HVAC motor so that it limits the amount of noise emitting from the unit.
High Efficiency Programmable Thermostats There have been several technological advances for thermostats, which has made it easier to control the heat and airflow for your home. This is because, most newer thermostats have been made with smart technology features, allowing you to control your HVAC system while away from home. For instance, if you realize that you forgot to turn the heat off before leaving the house, you can use an app on your smartphone to immediately turn it off. In addition, some thermostats are equipped with technology that allows you to turn the heat on in one area, while having it off in another area of the house. One major benefit of programmable thermostats, is that you can keep your energy consumption down, and lower your utility bills as a result.
If you are unsure of the type of HVAC maintenance repairs or upgrades needed, consider consulting with a contractor.Share
7 November 2017
After my sister moved into my house with me, she started complaining about the temperature. I had never really thought about it before, or maybe I was just used to it, but my house was pretty cold. She told me that she didn't think the furnace was working properly, so I started checking things out on my own. Sure enough, my furnace seemed to be having some serious problems. I started looking for a replacement, and I was able to find a great furnace for much less than what I initially thought I would need to spend. I wanted to make this blog for anyone out there who might need to shop for a new HVAC system. Check out these great articles for information you might need.