3 Tips to Boost the Energy Efficiency of Your HVAC System

Homeowners in Puyallup and the Tacoma area depend on their heating and cooling systems for year-round comfort. Did you know your indoor temperature system requires your assistance to remain energy-efficient? When it comes to economical operation, stand-alone heaters and air conditioners have the same needs as packaged or central systems. Your HVAC system can maintain superior levels of efficiency and continue to save you money when you follow a few simple tips.

1. Keep Vents and Ducts Clean

Nothing slows down the power of your comfort system faster than dirty vents and ducts. That’s because the dirt buildup can block the flow of air throughout your home. Annual cleaning can improve the flow of air and prevent the system from overworking to keep you comfortable. Inspecting your ductwork will help you locate any leaks or incorrectly sealed connection points. Catching a leak can save you money and put a stop to a decline in energy efficiency.

2. Clean or Replace the Filter

Filters that aren’t kept clean can be a major cause of system malfunction. They can even reduce efficiency. Your unit must work harder to produce the right air temperature and flow when a filter isn’t routinely cleaned or replaced. There are many different types of filters that may work with your equipment. Learn more about Minimum Efficiency Rating Values (MERV) to select one that gives you the filtration you want. Then, spend a few moments learning how to best care for the filter to get the most efficient results from it.

3. Request a Seasonal Maintenance Tune-Up

Scheduling a preventative maintenance appointment is the best thing you can do to maintain energy efficiency. A trained technician can spot problem areas quickly and provide the right solution for you. Removing and replacing worn components and wiring, checking for adequate airflow, and updating the filter properly are part of most preventative plans.

With constant use, any cooling and heating system will become less efficient and eventually break down without proper care. Call Puyallup Heating & Air Conditioning today to learn more about our maintenance and tune-up services for residential heaters and air conditioners. We also offer Aeroseal air duct sealing and tankless hot water heater services.

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