As outdoor temperatures continue to drop, the need for indoor heating soars. To fully maximize the heating in your home and prevent suspiciously-high energy bills this winter season, it’s important to be aware of the common problems that can lead to inefficient heating. A residential and commercial air conditioning contractor discusses three of them here.
Air leaks — If your home isn’t sealed properly, small cracks and gaps in its thermal envelope can easily lead to efficiency problems. Heated air naturally moves toward cooler environments, so when your home has a number of air leaks, treated air from inside your house will inevitably make its way outdoors. If this is the case for you, then an energy audit is highly recommended.
Damaged ductwork — Another situation that results in reduced heating efficiency is having compromised ductwork in your home. If you use a forced air heating system, it’s critical that you keep your ducts in top-notch condition. If you believe that your air ducts are allowing heated air to leak out of the system, it is time to contact an expert. An air conditioning repair technician can conduct a thorough test of your ductwork and perform any duct repairs or sealing services that you may need.
Faulty thermostats — Many homeowners have gone to the trouble of bringing in a technician to inspect the electrical components of their HVAC system, only to discover that the problem is simply an improperly-set thermostat. In other cases, however, the thermostat is actually malfunctioning. In this instance, thermostat experts can accurately determine if the device is to blame for your heating shortcomings.
You can count on Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating for top-quality HVAC solutions, including commercial air conditioner installation, residential furnace replacement, system tune-ups and safety checks and more. Call our team at (623) 253-1018 or complete our convenient online form to schedule your appointment.