The best way to run your central heating should include both comfort and energy savings. In today’s post, Gold Star Services will discuss a few handy tips to help you get the balance just right.
It’s easy to forget about regular maintenance once a unit is up and running. Scheduling an annual tune-up will ensure your unit is clean, running efficiently and saving you money in the long term.
Insulate Your Home
Our homes can lose a lot of heat around spaces like windows, door cracks and any other uninsulated areas. Insulating your windows, hanging thick curtains and sealing any areas heat can escape through will help keep warm air inside.
Fix Air Duct Leaks
As warm air travels through air ducts, it can escape through leaks in ductwork and end up in unused areas like attics. Having air ducts inspected and insulated, as well as fixing any leaks will ensure warm air reaches you right where you need it.
Invest in a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats allow you to program your system according to your schedule. You can save energy by slightly lowering the temperature while you are away during the day and while you are asleep.
The size of your unit may determine how efficiently it runs. If a unit is too big for a space, for example, it will heat the space quickly and shut off before completing its full running cycle. A heating system typically uses more energy during its start-up phase than it does once it reaches its optimal performance level. A unit that never completes its cycle may spend most of its running in its start-up phase, thus consuming more energy than an appropriately sized unit would.
Conversely, a unit that is too small will not be able to heat the space well throughout and may be subject to additional wear and tear. If you suspect your unit is too big or small for your space, or if you are looking to install a new one, an HVAC technician can evaluate your needs and recommend an appropriately sized heating system to suit your budget and needs.
Gold Star Services Can Help With the Best Way to Run Your Central Heating!
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