During the winter, you want your heating system to work at peak efficiency. However, even minor issues can make your system use too much energy and provide less heat. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help boost your system's efficiency and keep your home warm. Here are a few things that may be dragging your heating system's efficiency level down.
A dirty filter is one of the easiest and most preventable energy-robbing things to remedy.
Outside of the gentle clicking sound every time your system turns on and off, you should never hear anything from your furnace at all. If you do hear strange sounds (or smell strange smells) coming through your air vents during the winter, that should warrant an immediate call to your HVAC company to schedule a furnace repair service. Specifically, if you hear any of the sounds below, have it looked at before these minor issues can turn into major problems and shut your unit down completely.
An air conditioning system is quite complex and requires a number of components to work properly in order to function. One of the components that help the air conditioner operate and create cold air is called a capacitor. A capacitor is a cylindrical-shaped part that stores energy; it helps provide the power needed to get the air conditioner to start running and continues to provide power while the air conditioner is running.
If you occasionally complete some plumbing repairs on your own, then you probably strive to do everything the right way the first time around to minimize issues like leaks. However, homeowners sometimes make some mistakes that can lead to problems in the future. Keep reading to find out more about some common ones and how they can be avoided.
Tightening Fittings Too Much
Preventing leaks means making sure that fittings and fixtures are tight.
The furnace filter is crucial to your indoor air quality and heating efficiency. Furnace filters come in different shapes, and what is right for one household is not necessarily the best for another household. Below are some of the major concerns to help you get the right filter.
The filter cleans the air that goes into the furnace, and this is the same air you breathe. Thus, the type of filter you use determines the size of the pollutants in the air you breathe.