HVAC Heating Season Terms

The biggest winter goal is to make it through another heating season without dealing with furnace or heat pump breakdowns. If you are aware of a few basic HVAC concepts and terms, you’ll be able to spot signals that your system is breaking down. You will also provide more effective maintenance and take steps toward saving more energy.

Check out our basic HVAC terms for the heating season!

1. Programmable Thermostat

An HVAC system uses most of its energy during the process of starting up. You should always set the thermostat’s schedule and let the system run accordingly. A better solution is setting a programmable thermostat schedule that matches your daily routine.

2. Energy Efficiency

You can achieve optimum energy efficiency in your home this heating season with:
– Good weatherization, including insulation of the right amount and type in the optimal locations
– Less energy consumption through strategies such as utilizing ceiling fans and proper use of a programmable thermostat.

3. Maintenance

Even with regular air filter changes, your air ducts will need to be cleaned to ensure maximum efficiency in the long run. That involves hiring a company to inspect and clean your system regularly.

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