Top Tips for Improving HVAC Efficiency

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Whether it’s the dead of winter or the dog days of summer in Gaithersburg, you want your HVAC system to operate at peak efficiency. If it doesn’t, it costs you money, wastes energy, and deepens your carbon footprint. One step you can take toward improving your home’s energy efficiency is to commit to getting regular HVAC maintenance from Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning.

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HVAC Maintenance Is Important

Too many homeowners subscribe to the adage: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” But checking your HVAC system for trouble and asking for trouble are not one and the same. It’s important to remember that when we inspect your furnace and find that it needs work to get back into prime working condition, this is good news because you have the opportunity to make fixes before your furnace breaks down.

At Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer our customers the Presidential Advantage Maintenance Plan. For a low monthly fee, you premium HVAC maintenance benefits, including an annual furnace inspection in the fall and an air conditioning inspection in the spring. Additionally, if you do need furnace or air conditioner service at any point, being a Presidential Advantage Maintenance Plan member means your call gets moved to the head of the line — our techs make your home a top priority.

You also receive discounts on labor, parts, and diagnostic rates.

Increase Your Insulation

Good insulation keeps energy bills low — both in the summer and winter. Installation can start to degrade in as little as 15 years. You can contact an insulation contractor to blow insulation into your walls and attic, improving your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Besides adding or replenishing insulation in the walls, attic, and basement, you could add insulation to your pipes and water heater to conserve energy. Plug leaks in your home with weatherstripping, seal seams in air ducts with duct tape, and consider investing in new windows. All these tactics can help bolster your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Don’t Overburden Your HVAC System

Have you ever felt like it’s just too hot to cook? That’s because it usually is. Although modern air conditioning is an amazing appliance, it will work much more efficiently if you work with it rather than against it. In the summer, use an Instant Pot or slow cooker to make dinner, or grill meats and fish outside. Roasting a turkey or cooking a big pot of soup is probably best done in the winter.

The same goes for running the clothes dryer. Tryputting your clothes in the dryer at night, when it’s cooler.

Keep Your HVAC System in Tip-Top Shape

We hope our tips for making your HVAC system more efficient have been helpful to you. For more information or to schedule a service or maintenance call, contact Presidential Heating & Air Conditioning of Gaithersburg today.

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