Once you start noticing that your Key West, FL HVAC system isn’t performing as well as it once did, you shouldn’t jump straight into trying to replace it. This is because there are a lot of reasons why an HVAC system’s performance can drop. And in many cases, making one or more of the following upgrades may be enough to have it performing well once again.
When you insulate your home, you limit the effect of environmental temperature gains or losses. It makes it easier for an HVAC system to cool a home since there is little interference from the outside environment. Furthermore, you can increase the general efficiency of the HVAC system by insulating the delivery system.
While installing insulation costs money, the energy savings that come from this upgrade are usually worth the expense. This is mainly because it makes the entire system efficient.
Install a Smart Thermostat
Time often makes HVAC systems less efficient. You can limit the amount of energy that your system consumes by using a smart thermostat. You can program it so that it changes the temperature when you are away, and to maximize your home’s comfort, it can be programmed to start conditioning your home a few minutes before you get there.
Implement a Zoning System
Sometimes, your HVAC system isn’t able to condition your home effectively. As a result, you may end up with cold and hot spots in your home. This unevenness in air conditioning can make your home less comfortable.
A good way to ensure that you get adequately conditioned spaces in your home is to implement a zoning system. With a good zoning system, you will be able to focus your system’s efforts toward conditioning spaces that you need most.
Invest in Better Air Filters
One of the most important roles of an HVAC system is to help purify the air. It accomplishes this through filters that trap dust and debris from air circulation. Therefore, if your system has dirty and worn-out filters, your HVAC system will fall short when it comes to one of its most basic functions.
Investing in clean air filters on a regular basis is an easy way of improving the performance of your system. Changing air filters quarterly, or more frequently if there are pets in the house, will go a long way toward improving the quality of air in your home.
Take Advantage of Energy Recovery Ventilators
After a while, the air that your air conditioner recycles can become stale. A simple way to freshen it is to open your door or your windows. Unfortunately, this is something that leads to loss of energy and can increase your energy bills.
The good news is that you can improve the quality of air that your HVAC system circulates by investing in a good energy recovery ventilator. With an ERV, your air conditioning system will be able to easily freshen indoor air without losing any energy in the process.
Install a New HVAC System
If your system is too old to cool or heat your home effectively and efficiently, then replacing it might be the only option available to you. After you decide to install a new system, make sure that you choose a new system with a good energy efficiency rating. While such systems may cost a bit more, they are worth the extra cost simply because of the energy-saving benefits that they come with.
When you make any of the above upgrades, your HVAC system will work more efficiently and effectively. If you’re considering a new system, please contact us for a consultation. We’ll be happy to help you determine if your existing system is nearing the end of its useful lifespan, and if needed, can recommend several systems that would keep you and your family more comfortable in your home. Call us for more information.
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