It’s that time of the year again when your heating and air conditioning will be switching on to help warm up homes across the state. This time around, instead of constantly cranking up the thermostat, you may find it helpful to explore new and effective ways to make your home cozier without increasing your heating bill.
The secret to effective heating lies in a few simple concepts that many HVAC professionals already follow. Let our experts at McMaster walk you through some ways to improve your heating without touching your thermostat settings.
Convection as Heating
You’ve probably learned in school how hot air rises while cold air falls. You can take advantage of this concept in your heating as well as air conditioning system to make a difference in your comfort level. The idea is to turn your home into a “vertical heat blower” that slows down how the hot air rises and minimizing the effects of cool air falling downwards. The key is in insulation and ventilation. While it’s impossible to build a home that is 100% airtight, you can implement convection to improve your heating by making sure the top of your home (your attic) is properly ventilated.
Small maintenance steps might not sound like it would create a huge difference in your comfort levels, but this is simply not true. You can make your furnace or heat pump much more efficient by making sure that your ducts, vents, and registers are cleared of any debris and obstruction that can impede airflow. Visually check your unit every few weeks and keep its surrounding areas clean to help keep it running that much more efficiently.
Adjust Your Body
Even the best heating repair and maintenance will have little effect if your system is not optimized to your own needs. Everyone’s comfort is different and it’s important to take this into consideration whenever you’re planning out your HVAC system. Consult with a professional to find settings that will address your needs much more efficiently right from the get-go.
For all your heating needs, trust our skilled technicians at McMaster, your number one HVAC company. Give us a call at (949) 481-7995 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate on new heating installations today. We serve homeowners in Irvine and Orange County as well as all nearby areas in CA.