Improving your HVAC system’s efficiency can lower your utility bills and improve the environment by reducing pollutants from fossil fuels. It can also keep your system working longer by reducing wear and tear. You can make the HVAC system in your King George, Virginia, home more efficient with a programmable thermostat, zoning, and regular maintenance.

Install a Programmable Thermostat

You can use a programmable thermostat to turn your heater or air conditioner down while you’re at work or asleep. Before you come home or wake up, it will start bringing your house back to a more comfortable temperature automatically. With many models, you can make changes and get updates through your smartphone or computer. You can also choose a different schedule for each day of the week and holidays.

Invest in Zoning

A zoning system uses multiple indoor air handlers or dampers that direct the air in your ductwork. That way, you can choose different temperatures for different rooms or zones, and you can avoid heating or cooling empty areas. Zoning also lets your family members decide how warm or cool they want their bedrooms without impacting the temperature in the rest of your house. Many smart thermostats can connect to motion sensors or cameras and make adjustments automatically based on your movements.

Schedule Regular Maintenance

Many HVAC issues can increase your utility bill, including a dirty air filter, a refrigerant leak, or a malfunctioning thermostat. You should have your HVAC system inspected by an expert at least once per year to find these problems before they cost you money. You should also change your system’s air filter at least once a month to avoid inconvenient, uncomfortable breakdowns.

Custom/Design Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing quality heating and cooling services since 1982. For first-class service and additional information about making your HVAC system more efficient, call us today at 540-602-4119. We’ll help keep your equipment working well for as long as possible.

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