Getting the Best Efficiency from Your HVAC System

March 5th, 2015

GettyImages_490852505You ask your HVAC system to do a lot. If you want to get optimal heating and cooling in your home, you have to know how to get the most out of your system. Use the following tips to ensure that your HVAC unit operates as efficiently as possible:

Change the Air Filter

The air filter is an integral element of your HVAC system. You should check the filter once a month to make sure there is no dirt, dust, or debris that might be preventing the air from moving smoothly through the system. The filter typically lasts about three months, but might need to be changed sooner if you use the HVAC system frequently.

Get the HVAC System Serviced

Another way to keep your system running at its highest efficiency is to get it serviced regularly. Call in the professionals to check out the system at least once a year so you can be sure that it is operating properly. These service visits help you prevent expensive repairs and make it easier to keep the temperature inside the home at a comfortable level.

Use Your Window Treatments

You should close your window treatments during the day in the summer to prevent the sun from heating up the interior of your home. Open them during the winter so the natural light makes it warmer without the need to turn up the heat. Taking advantage of your window treatments keeps you from overusing the unit so you can extend its life and keep it working well when you need it.

At Russett Southwest, we do everything possible to keep your heating and cooling systems running at their highest potential. We offer maintenance and repair services to help you make the most out of your system. We can also test and clean your ducts to improve your indoor air quality. To learn more about our maintenance and replacement services, visit us online or call (520) 629-9676.