Having an efficient HVAC system controlling the temperature in your LaQuinta, California, home is essential to maintaining comfort and keeping your utility bills to a minimum. Whether your system is newer or older, by following a few simple tips, you can help your system to operate more efficiently.
Keep the Area Around Your Outdoor Unit Clear
Leaves, branches, and other debris can get into your outdoor unit and reduce the ability of your fan to operate. This means that your fan will have to work harder to keep your system running. Always keep the area around your unit free of tall grass, bushes, or trees, and if you notice the unit is clogged, contact an HVAC technician to have it cleaned.
Clean Your Indoor Vents
Having proper airflow is critical to the efficiency of your HVAC system. When airflow is reduced, your system has to work much harder to push enough air out to get the room to the desired temperature. You can improve the airflow in your home by vacuuming your indoor vents, and making sure that nothing is blocking them.
Practice Good Energy Habits
You can prevent your system from having to work harder than it should by following a few simple energy tips. On hot days, draw your curtains, or pull your blinds to keep the sun’s rays from increasing the temperature in your home. Also, avoid running your dryer or oven during the hottest part of the day.
Routinely Change Your Filters
A clogged filter reduces the airflow through your system and causes it to expend more energy than necessary to cool your home. Regularly checking your filter for buildup, and changing it when needed, will help your system run more efficiently.
Invest in HVAC Maintenance
Routine HVAC maintenance can help you detect small problems before they become large ones that can affect your system’s efficiency. It also helps to keep your system clean and ensures that everything is functioning properly.
Help your HVAC system run more efficiently by contacting our technicians at All Knight Heating & Air Conditioning at (760) 772-4947 to schedule your HVAC maintenance.
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