Nowadays, everyone is always looking for easy life hacks to help them save money and cut down on energy usage around the home. One common tip circulating lately suggests homeowners can save energy and money by closing doors to unused rooms around the house. Unfortunately, closing doors to unused rooms around the house does not improve HVAC efficiency. In fact, closing doors around the home will limit airflow, potentially causing HVAC systems to work harder than necessary to cool or heat a home.
Below, the experienced HVAC technicians with our air conditioning company share a few ways homeowners can increase HVAC efficiency and save on utility bills. Contact Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule HVAC service!
Keep Doors & Vents Open
Adequate airflow is essential to effective climate control around the home. Closed doors around the home obstruct airflow, hindering an air conditioning system’s ability to provide whole-home cooling equally. To ensure cool air can circulate through your home, open doors and vents. Additionally, keep furniture and other items away from vents so air doesn't get trapped behind them.
Change Air Filters Regularly
One of the simplest things homeowners can do to ensure their HVAC system is operating at maximum efficiency is regularly changing their AC’s air filter. When air filters get too dirty, the build-up can impede proper airflow. Ideally, homeowners should change their air filter every 90 days in a home without pets and every 30–60 days in a home with pets. In addition to saving money and energy consumption, clean air filters improve air quality around the home!
Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance
To maximize HVAC system performance, it is important for homeowners to schedule regular tune-ups for their HVAC system. Here at Spoor’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a planned HVAC maintenance program to help homeowners keep their HVAC systems at maximum efficiency. Contact us today to schedule routineHVAC maintenance!