During the heat of the summer, you want to know that your HVAC unit can handle the pressure. The good news for you is that technology has made it much easier for homeowners to extend the life of their heating and air conditioning unit.
If you’re looking for ways to more efficiently manage your home’s HVAC system, a little research will help you on your way. Here is a quick look at a few ways in which technology can help you extend the life of your HVAC unit.
Install a programmable thermostat
Installing a Smart thermostat can give you more control over the way your HVAC system is used. You can use your smartphone or tablet to adjust the temperature.
You can program your thermostat to fit your daily schedule. The tools offered by smart technology give you the ability to use your HVAC system in a more effective and energy-saving manner.
Schedule regular maintenance for your system
Go outside of your technological reach, and make certain that you schedule regular maintenance for your heating and air unit. Your local AC repair and maintenance company will have all the fancy tools necessary to give your system a yearly tune-up and keep it running well past its projected lifespan.
Upgrade the insulation in your home
Insulation plays a large part in the efficiency of your home, and technology has allowed the science behind insulation to improve its preservation abilities.
Instead of keeping your home warm (or cool) with fiberglass insulation, consider upgrading to foam spray insulation. It’s easy to have installed. Though it costs a bit more than traditional insulation materials, foam insulation is much more efficient for the price.
Use other devices to share the load
You don’t always have to use your heating and air conditioning unit to keep the house a desirable temperature. When the weather is mild, you can use the ceiling fan to cool the place.
In the winter, throw some logs in the fireplace. There are other ways to control the environment inside your home without using as much energy. Find them, and variate your approach.
Change out the filters every month
The filters inside of your home are important for maintaining your HVAC unit. Tech plays a part in such a way that you can purchase a filter that fits the individual needs of your household. Research which filter would work best for your family’s lifestyle, and replace your air filters.
If you have pets, you should replace them once per month. If you don’t really spend much time in your home and there are no pets, then you can get away with only changing the filter once every two to three months.