3 tips to improve your HVAC efficiency for winter in Atlanta
As winter arrives and families across the country fire up their furnaces, electric heaters and other HVAC solutions to stay warm, savvy individuals are already considering ways to keep those power bills from skyrocketing. For many Atlanta residents, this will be the most expensive time of the year for climate control, worse even than summer depending on your comfort preferences and weatherproofing. To improve your system efficiency and keep costs at bay, we offer these three tips:
1. Duct and vent cleaning in Atlanta metro
When your ducts and vents are dirty, it impacts your HVAC systems in a number of ways. First and foremost, it’s harder for a system to push warm air through a duct narrowed by dust and other debris. Secondly, that dust will reduce intake once it reaches your filters—or worse, make it past the filter to the unit’s mechanical parts, where it will increase wear and tear at a terrifying pace. So make duct cleaning a high priority if you don’t already.
2. Filter replacement
It’s a simple piece of advice, but also a critical one: change your filters. Change them according to the manufacturer’s instructions, at the very least, or more frequently if you’ve installed more aggressive filtration or you’re particularly aware of air quality. It doesn’t take much effort, but it will have a big impact on your system. DO NOT think that removing the filter will improve efficiency—keeping the dust out of the system is very important to its long-term health and efficiency.
3. General Duct and HVAC maintenance
A clean system is an efficient system. If you haven’t performed general maintenance on your heating system recently, it’s time to start. This goes a step beyond changing filters and cleaning ducts to checking the inner workings and various moving parts. If you’re not confident or you don’t want to bother, it’s time to contact professionals to handle it because it needs to be done.
For more tips on HVAC efficiency or to schedule one of the procedures we’ve mentioned, you can contact Atlanta Air Experts today for advice or anything else HVAC and Air Duct Cleaning related. We’ll be glad to help you maintain comfort at an affordable price this winter.