Quick Efficiency Test: Is Your HVAC Ready for Summer?
With summer being right around the corner, you’ll need to make sure that your HVAC is ready to fight the summer heat. Before calling the team of HVAC technicians, there are few actions that you can perform without the professional assistance. Take this quick test to determine the level of efficiency of your HVAC system.
1. When was the last time you had filter replaced?
If your HVAC system runs a disposable filter and your answer is “I don’t remember”, then, Houston, we have a problem. Filter is one of the most important part of every HVAC system, as its primary purpose is to protect the HVAC equipment. Checking your filter (and replacing it, if necessary) is one of the main precautions you can take to prevent serious HVAC damages.
2. Is your duct system clean and clear of debris?
This is easily determinable – you can visually check your HVAC system for large amount of dust and dirt that might cause serious blockage. Clean duct system is an absolute requirement for the optimal HVAC performance.
3. How old is your HVAC system?
Based on the age of your HVAC, there are certain types of actions you can perform to improve the efficiency of the system. However, if your HVAC is older than you can remember, you should consider buying a new one.
4. Do you have a programmable thermostat?
Having am programmable thermostat is not mandatory, but this little piece of tech can improve the efficiency of your HVAC. Also, with programmable thermostat, you can significantly reduce your energy bills.