Optimize HVAC Efficiency with Smart Tips

Keeping your home’s cooling and heating systems running smoothly is crucial for comfort and energy savings. Here are some valuable tips from Pelles Heating & Cooling Services:

Regular Maintenance

  • Schedule annual tune-ups for your AC and furnace to ensure peak performance.
  • Change air filters every 1-3 months to improve indoor air quality and reduce strain on the system.

Proper Thermostat Settings

  • In summer, set your thermostat to 78°F or higher when home.
  • In winter, aim for 68°F or lower when home and lower when away or sleeping.
  • Consider a programmable or smart thermostat for better temperature control.

Seal and Insulate

  • Seal air leaks around windows, doors, and ductwork to prevent energy loss.
  • Ensure proper insulation in attics, walls, and crawl spaces to reduce heating and cooling loads.

Shade and Ventilation

  • Use window coverings to block direct sunlight during hot weather.
  • Ensure proper attic ventilation to reduce heat buildup.
  • Consider planting trees or installing awnings for natural shading.

By following these tips, you can maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system, reduce energy costs, and enjoy a comfortable living environment.