Keep Your Home Cozy This Winter

 

Hello, dear reader, and welcome back to the Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services blog! Across the United States and right here in New Braunfels, homeowners are gearing up for the winter months by making sure that their home’s HVAC system is in as good a repair as possible. In today’s post, we are going to go over a few more tips that can help to improve the efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. If you haven’t read our previous post in the series, we suggest you do so in order to make sure that you have taken every step that you can to make sure that your HVAC system is ready for winter. Continue reading below to learn more about the ways you can make sure you HVAC is as ready as possible.

Help Your HVAC, Help Your Energy Bill

 

Unfortunately, your HVAC is not able to repair itself or make sure that it is functioning as well as it possibly can. This responsibility falls upon you, the homeowner. Below, we have listed a few ways you can make sure your HVAC is heating your home as efficiently as possible.

 

 

  • Check Your Ducts: Leaks in your home’s duct system can greatly affect the efficiency of your HVAC system. Even if your actual unit is performing as well as it can, it won’t matter if the air is not able to be effectively transported to the rooms of your home. If you suspect that your ductwork may be compromised, contact us today and let us take a look. Leaky ducts are not a situation that the average person can handle but, luckily, we have the tools and resources to make sure your ducts are as airtight as possible.
  • Insulation: While this tip doesn’t have to do with your HVAC system per se, it is important to make sure that your home is properly insulated before winter hits. Most importantly, you need to make sure that your home’s attic is insulated properly. The best HVAC system in the world won’t be able to do its job effectively if all of the heat escapes through the roof of your home.
  • Check Your Thermostat: The last step you can take to make sure that your home is as prepared as possible for winter is to make sure that you take the time to set your thermostat. During the day, it is not really necessary to make sure that your thermostat is set to a comfortable temperature for people due to the fact that most people are not home during the day. Set your thermostat so that your heat is only on when people are at home. This will go a long way in making sure that your HVAC system is not heating an empty home.

 

 

If you would like to make sure that your HVAC is as ready as possible for winter, please contact us today at Legacy Heating and Air Conditioning Services and schedule a maintenance appointment. We will make sure that your New Braunfels home is ready for winter and that your HVAC system is up to the task of heating your home.