Help Your HVAC and Save Some Money
In the immortal words of Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell, and Warden of the North, “Winter is coming.” For this reason, we here at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services want to help as many New Braunfels area residents save some money this winter by listing out some tips that will help to improve the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system this winter. While it is true that it doesn’t get particularly cold in the New Braunfels area, it still gets chilly enough at night to warrant the use of your home’s furnace. Making sure that your home is warm during the winter is important, however, we also feel that it is important to heat your home for as little money as possible. Continue reading below to learn more.
Prepare Your Furnace
When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, even a small amount of preparation can be enough to save hundreds of dollars during the winter months. Below, we have listed out a few tips to get the most out of your system this winter.
- Change the Filters: The first step in making sure that your HVAC system is as efficient as possible is making sure that the air filters are as clean as possible. The easier it is for air to flow into the system, the easier it is for the system to function. Of all of the tips we list in this series, making sure that your air filters are as clean as possible is the easiest and most effective way to make sure that your HVAC unit is performing as well as it can be.
- Open Supply and Return Vents: A common myth that we hear relating to the world of HVAC is the idea that if you close vents in certain areas of the home that are not as frequently trafficked, you can save money on your heating bill. While this might seem to make some sort of logical sense, in reality, it does not work. In order for your home’s HVAC system to efficiently heat your living space, you need to make sure all supply and return vents are opened. This will make sure that the proper amount of airflow is getting to the system.
- Keep Your System Free of Debris: Most HVAC units are located in basements or crawlspaces in the home. For this reason, it is important to make sure that the area around the unit is kept as free of debris as possible. Debris can work to inhibit airflow to the systems, decreasing the efficiency of the entire unit.
Join us again next time as we continue to cover some tips that you can utilize to get the most out of your HVAC this winter. If you are worried that something may be wrong with your system, please contact us today at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services. We will come to your New Braunfels home and make sure that your system is ready for the coming winter.