How to Improve the Efficiency of an HVAC System

In a budget-conscious world, where everyone is trying to save money and increase the bottom line, improving the efficiency of your HVAC system should be at the top of your list of things to do. With the right steps, you could save as much as 10 percent off your energy bill. Not every step will have that effect, but at Shriver Mechanical in Acworth, we know that even a 1 percent savings could make the difference between getting by and having a much better year.

Around the Outside

If you have an air conditioning unit that sits outside, you will want to make sure to keep it free from debris. Air conditioners take air in and cool it down. If your unit's intake system is clogged with leaves, feathers, or other debris, you are wasting energy. A good air conditioning service can help you with cleaning if it's too much work. You can also find out what type of shade is best for your unit.

Air Filters

Your heating and air conditioning system takes air through filters. This helps keep the air cleaner and makes breathing easier. However, a dirty filter can make the system work harder. Be sure that your filters are changed at least once a year.

Air Ducts

Keeping your air ducts clean creates efficiency in the same way that changing the filter does. Your system works less when it doesn't have to deal with impediments to air flow. Insulating with a fiberglass RO8 with foil facing will also help decrease your energy consumption.

Good Working Order

External link opens in new tab or windowAir conditioning repair in Acworth will help make sure that your HVAC system is working properly. If you know something needs to be fixed but you put it off, not only are you wasting money on your energy bill, but you’re also running the risk of having to spend more later to replace the entire system. As Ben Franklin said, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."