6 Tips to Make Sure You Have an Energy-Efficient HVAC System

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December 1, 2021

An energy-efficient HVAC system keeps you and your family comfortable in all weather conditions and keeps heating and cooling costs down. 

TemperaturePro Orlando is Central Florida’s premier HVAC company. Our team of HVAC professionals in Orlando has the expertise and resources to install or repair any residential or commercial HVAC system so that it performs at maximum efficiency, resulting in energy savings for you!

Check out our six tips below to keep your HVAC system in top condition year-round.

1. Make Sure Units Are Clean and Free of Debris

Ensure there is no debris in or around the vents of your HVAC unit. Clogged vents make the HVAC system work much harder than usual, resulting in more energy and higher cost. 

2. Change or Clean Air Filters

It is paramount to clean or change the air filters in your HVAC system per the manufacturer’s recommendation. If you are unsure how to do this, read the manual or consult an HVAC professional.

3. Control Indoor Temperature with Blinds and Curtains

Keep your home cooler naturally by closing the drapes or blinds during the hot summer months. In the wintertime, keeping curtains open to let the sunlight will aid in warming your home, so your heater works less.

4. Harness the Power of the Sun

The amount of sunlight streaming into your home will impact the indoor temperature. If you want to warm your home during the winter months, keep the blinds and curtains open and let in the sunshine. Conversely, to keep cool air circulating in your home during the summer months, curtains, shutters, and awnings will keep direct sunlight at bay.  

5. Circulate the Air with Fans

Placing fans strategically in your home will keep indoor air from stagnating and help regulate room temperature year-round. 

6. Keep a Regular Maintenance Schedule

Scheduling regular maintenance with an HVAC professional keeps your unit running at peak performance and maximizes the lifespan of your system. How often to service an AC depends on how often and for what purposes it is being used. If you only use the unit in the hot summer months, schedule a checkup during the winter or early spring. On the other hand, if you use your HVAC unit primarily for heating, schedule maintenance in the fall.

Consider Upgrading to a Heat Pump System

If your budget permits, upgrading your HVAC system to a heat pump system will provide a substantial return on your investment in future energy cost savings. 

Heat pump systems do not generate heat as a furnace does. Instead, they transfer heat from indoors to the outside and vice versa to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures year-round. 

Types of heat pumps include:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Water source heat pumps
  • Geothermal source heat pumps

If a new installation is not within your financial means, a mini-split system is a more budget-friendly alternative. Mini-split heat pumps are excellent retrofit add-ons to homes with non-ducted HVAC systems. Mini-splits also work well as add-ons for small spaces, such as room additions. 

For more information on energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions, ask the experts at TemperaturePro Orlando.

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TemperaturePro provides comprehensive HVAC services and repairs in Orlando, FL. If you require air conditioning service for your home or business, including emergency repair service, call us at (407) 225-8903.