When it comes to home safety and prevention, you may not realize many of the improvements you make can also reduce your overall energy usage.
1. Change your air conditioner and furnace filters. Clogged filters keep your units from running efficiently. Over time, this can cause strain on your furnace, and increase the overall energy consumption of your home’s climate control system. Plus, dirty filters have an adverse impact on your home’s indoor air quality. Not only will you breathe better, but also the improved airflow will help your system run at maximum efficiency.
2. Check for drafts and leaks. If your home has gaps and exposure to the outside, your dollars are escaping through the hole. You’ll end up paying more to heat and cool your house because the air doesn’t stay where it belongs: inside. Plus, drafts and gaps can create an opening for an influx of pests. Keep out mice, bugs, and other undesirables by making sure your home is airtight.
3. Never stack or drape anything over your HVAC unit. The air compressor needs room to work, and blocking the intake can cause the motor to burn out quickly. Not only is this hard on your HVAC system, but it can also pose a fire hazard. When your system is struggling for air, it can heat up beyond what is safe, which poses a fire risk to anything it comes in contact with.
Contact our friendly team of experts at Jerry’s today to schedule your home cooling safety and prevention assessment today.