Maintaining the ideal temperature in your home can be hard, not to mention expensive. Considering that heating and cooling systems are necessary to survive in certain climates, it’s no wonder that the U.S. HVAC industry is worth an estimated $71 billion.
Even though they are indispensable, there are still ways to work with, instead of against, your heating and cooling system.
Keep doors, and windows closed:
Keeping cool or warm air in a room will help maintain an optimal temperature. If that air is allowed to escape into larger, roomier areas (like a living/dining room), you will lose the warm or cool air that had collected. This is especially applicable for bedrooms — keeping the door tightly closed and the room insulated will warm up the room so that you can be nice and toasty by the time you go to sleep.
In the summer, keep the blinds closed:
You’ll be surprised by how much cooler your house is without sunlight beating down onto it every day. Keep the blinds closed while you are out, and then open them to enjoy some afternoon light in your pleasantly cool home.
Change the filter:
There is not way out of this one, folks. The fact of the matter is that HVAC air filters should be changed at least once every 90 days in order to avoid costly damages or repairs. As with your physical health, preventative care goes a very long way in ensuring that your HVAC system can last anywhere from 12 to 15 years.
If you encounter any serious problems, calling a furnace repair, electric furnace repair or air conditioning repair man or woman is probably the right way to go — with proper maintenance, your HVAC system and you can work to achieve optimal temperatures for years. But, if there are any problems, like burst or clogged pipes, the damage could be extremely expensive and inconvenient to repair.
The best heating and cooling systems are those that are regularly inspected, and that receive care and consideration from their owners!