We all want to get the most efficient heating and air conditioning system we can in our home, although the way to go about this isn’t always obvious. As well as following energy-saving protocols around the home, making sure your system is working for you and not against you is key.
We at Advanced HVAC, have outlined the ways in which you can get the most out of your HVAC system, prior to installation and for many years after. You’re welcome!
1. Ensure you have the right fit
If you are new to the complex world of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), you should know how vital it is that your system is matched to your home, as this is the only way to get both fully effective and efficient heating and air conditioning.
In order to know which HVAC system will suit you, calling on a HVAC professional is the only way forward. They will tell you whether you’ll require a central or local system, the size and best placement, as well as estimated pricing.
If you live in the Ottawa area, you’re in luck; you can contact Advanced HVAC with your enquiry today.
2. Annual servicing
For the most efficient air conditioning and heating system, you should make sure to get an annual inspection and service. Winter is usually the best time for HVAC maintenance, to make certain your home heating system will survive to coldest months, but any time is beneficial, and can help prevent expensive, inopportune breakdowns in the future!
If you find you’re having to call in your friendly, neighborhood HVAC maintenance team more regularly than once a year then it may be time to upgrade your system.
As well as breaking down, old HVAC systems have a habit of using sucking up more energy than necessary and therefore adding a hefty cost to your monthly utility bills. Not only this, but your air quality may also be on the wrong side of healthy. If you are thinking about upgrading to a new high-tech HVAC system, it’s highly likely you won’t regret it as it could save you between 30 and 40 percent on energy costs!
4. Keep up with environmental regulations
Health, safety and environmental regulations are set by the government for a reason so you’d be wise to stick to them, or risk putting your family in danger and unknowingly harming the environment.
If you’re not sure of whether your HVAC system is up to code, book a professional for HVAC maintenance – they’ll help ensure your safety as well as your system’s overall efficiency.
5. Ensure you have good controls
If you don’t have the controls you need on your HVAC system, you’re probably not getting the most efficient air conditioning and heating. Good controls allow you to heat and cool parts of your home only when you need it, making sure you’re not using unnecessary energy in parts of the home you don’t need heated or cooled, straining your system’s capacity and hemorrhaging money!
6. Change your filters monthly
In addition to yearly maintenance, every month you should take it upon yourself to change your system’s filters as these can get clogged and prevent efficient air conditioning and heating. You shouldn’t need to hire anyone for this, simply buy an annual supply of filters to save yourself the hassle throughout the year. In short; look after your HVAC and your HVAC will look after you!
7. Consider your air quality
There’s more to efficient air conditioning and heating than meets the eye, and providing consistent air quality is one of those hidden assets. To improve your air quality, replacing your entire HVAC system is not a necessity; instead consider opting for additional ventilation solutions.
At Advanced HVAC we offer indoor air quality solutions including air purifiers, (de)humidifiers and Heat/Energy Recovery Ventilators (HRV/ERV). Allergy and asthma sufferers, as well as the whole family, will benefit from good air quality controls, allowing for reduced condensation, low humidity and a general increase in air freshness and comfort around the house.
About Advanced HVAC
Advanced HVAC aim to cater to all your heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs across the Ottawa area. We provide professional HVAC maintenance, assessment and installation of furnaces, water heaters, ventilation units, ductless air conditioning and more, with our main priority being to take the stress out of heating and air conditioning your home. Whatever your needs, get in touch and request a quote from us today.