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5 Tips For Using Your HVAC This Summer

5 Tips For Using Your HVAC This Summer

Keep Cool Without Breaking Your HVAC

This summer is sure to be a warm one. With June gloom finally passing, the sun is slowly taking its usual residence high in the sky. For Torrance residents, this means it’s almost time to turn on your HVAC unit.

Before temperatures rise, it’s important to make sure you’re using your HVAC properly. Not only does improper use increase your energy bill, but it can actually damage your HVAC unit. To help you use your HVAC most effectively, here are a few tips to stay cool this summer.

1. Replace Old Units with New Models

As your HVAC ages, it becomes increasingly less efficient. Not only is it not equipped with the latest technology, but as the hardware decays it produces less and uses more.

Additionally, today’s new HVAC models use the latest technology to promote energy efficiency. In an effort to reduce our fossil fuel consumption, home appliances and HVAC units try to run on as little energy as possible. Not only does this help save the environment, but it helps keep your energy bill low. With summers as warm as they are in Torrance, you’ll want maximum HVAC efficiency to keep your energy bills low.

2. Use a Programmable Thermostat

If you want to keep cool this summer without breaking the bank, a programmable thermostat is a necessary upgrade. This allows you to turn on your HVAC when you need it and turn it off when you don’t. Additionally, you can program the ideal temperature for your home. For added savings, you can increase the temperature at night and turn it off when you’re not home.

3. Keep Your Vents Clear

Keeping your vents clear promotes air flow. Unobstructed air flow will allow air to move quickly and evenly throughout your home. If you keep your vents clear, you’ll find your house is cooler faster. You won’t have to worry about finding Antarctica in one room and the Sahara Desert in the next. Additionally, if your vents are obstructed your HVAC will require more energy to do less work. This means your energy bill will drastically increase.

4. Seal Ducts and Leaks

Another way to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system is to seal your ducts and patch any leaks. By sealing your ducts and having leak free air flow, in addition to using an energy efficient HVAC model, you’ll find your energy bill is lower and your home is cooler.

5. Change Your Filter

Not only will a clean filter improve the efficiency of your HVAC, it will also decrease your chance of a system malfunction. If your filter is not regularly cleaned, it can become a very dangerous hazard. It is important to keep your filter clean for the safety of your home as well as improving your HVAC system.

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