If you want to save energy, it’s vital that all your home’s systems and HVAC components are working in sync. These tips on syncing HVAC systems can make optimizing your home’s efficiency easier to accomplish and help you maximize your potential energy savings:
Regular professional maintenance is a necessity if you want your HVAC equipment to operate efficiently. To get the full benefit, you should schedule service in the spring and fall every year. In addition to ensuring your HVAC system’s efficiency, routine preventive maintenance visits are an opportunity to identify emerging issues and get them fixed before they adversely affect the equipment’s performance.
Energy losses due to air leaks in your home’s exterior shell can be significant, so it’s vital to seal them up. Use weatherstripping, caulk and insulating spray foam to plug cracks, gaps and holes around your exterior doors, windows, along the foundation and around penetrations for wiring, pipes and vents.
Inspecting, sealing then insulating your accessible ductwork can limit the loss of conditioned air, which may be 20 percent or more of your HVAC system’s output. First, the connections should be tightened up, then metal-backed tape applied to all seams and joints, and finally, an R-6 insulation wrap installed.
To boost efficiency in your attic, you need to seal any air leak sources around the floor perimeter and penetrations, along with the access hatch using caulk, expandable foam spray and weatherstripping. Then, insulate between the floor joists to R-60 for optimal energy savings.
Updating all your older windows can boost your home’s efficiency by curbing costly air leakage and heat gains and losses that are occurring through the glass. The best windows for our Georgia climate are Energy Star-qualified, gas-filled units with a Low-E coating, and a low U-factor, solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) and air leakage (AL) rating.
For more expert advice about syncing HVAC systems in your Peachtree City home, contact us at Powers Heating & Air today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 770-487-2040.