The ventilation system and air conditioner in your home allows you to relax and be comfortable without having to deal with the hot temperatures outside. However, the chronic use of your system can lead to an increase in your energy bill every month. By incorporating some of the tips covered in this article to help run your system more efficiently, you can help increase the efficiency of your ventilation system and limit the impact it can have on your expenses.
Clear Debris Around Vents
The vents in your home can become dirty and blocked by a variety of different things. Dust and dirt have a habit of forming around the vent which can reduce the amount of air that can flow through. By cleaning your vents regularly, you can decrease the amount of work your air conditioner has to do thus increasing the efficiency of your ventilation system.
Reduce Heat Build-Up
There are a few different appliances that produce a lot of heat when they are used. For example, when you use your oven, you increase the temperature in your home greatly. Also, using your clothes dryer can increase the temperature in your home and make it difficult for your ventilation system to adequately diffuse the extra heat. Limiting the use of these types of appliances can go a long way in reducing the workload of your air conditioner.
Dim the Lights
It is no secret that lights produce heat, and probably produce more heat than you realize. Dimming the lights in your home, or even turning them off during the day, can reduce the heat in your home and prevent the need for your ventilation system to reduce the heat.
Raise the Thermostat
There probably isn’t any good reason to have your thermostat set below 70 degrees. In order to keep your air conditioner from having to run constantly, try raising the temperature on your thermostat. If you live in an area that’s temperature cools off at night, considering raising your thermostat for the night. This can give your ventilation system and air conditioner a rest and impact how efficiently they operate.
Prevent Air Leaks
The insulation in your home is what helps keep cold and warm air inside. If your insulation is faulty, then the air in your home will escape. If you cannot keep cool air inside your home, then the ventilation system will have to compensate in order to maintain the desired temperature. Consider double checking if your insulation is the culprit for air leaks. Hiring a professional to take a look can also be a good idea.
Replace Air Filters Regularly
The air filter in your vents does exactly that, it filters the air coming through the vents. These filters can become clogged over time. This can lead to weak air flow from the vents that results in an overworked air conditioning unit. Replacing your air filters on time will go a long way in improving the efficiency of your ventilation system and will help reduce the cost of your energy bill.
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