Making the HVAC system in your Palm Harbor, Florida, home energy efficient will save you money in heating and cooling costs. Taking simple steps like tuning up the system, using a programmable thermostat, and installing a zoning system can substantially improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Tune Up the System
You should schedule a professional tuneup of your HVAC system at least once or twice a year, ideally before the start of summer and winter seasons. It usually involves several inspection, maintenance, and repair tasks, like changing air filters, cleaning the evaporator coil, and inspecting electrical wiring and components. In addition to increasing the efficiency of the system, regular tuneups also ensure that potential issues are detected and fixed before they cause any major damage.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat enables you to preset different temperatures for different periods of time, depending on your routine. In summers, you can cut down on cooling costs by setting higher temperatures for times you are asleep or not at home, and in winters, you can reverse this to save on heating costs. Smart thermostats have additional energy-saving features, such as the ability to control your home temperature remotely from any part of the world.
Install a Zoning System
Different rooms in your home have different heating and cooling requirements depending on the amount of sun exposure they get and the purpose they are used for. Moreover, one standard, centralized temperature may not be comfortable for all the members in your family. A zoning system gives you room-by-room charge of your home. It uses dampers in the ductwork to direct the cooled or heated air to specific areas of your home. Thus, it helps maintain a consistently comfortable temperature throughout the home without any loss of energy.
At Pinellas Comfort Systems, we have been helping homeowners in and around Palm Harbor, Florida, with all HVAC issues, big and small. If you are looking to boost the efficiency of your system, look no further. Call us at (727) 315-0791.
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