How to Sync Your Home’s HVAC Systems for Optimal Efficiency

How to Sync Your Home's HVAC Systems for Optimal EfficiencySmooth operation of your home’s HVAC systems depends on several different components working in sync. When something is amiss with one or more of these parts, your comfort and energy bills will be compromised. Here’s how you should go about syncing HVAC systems.

Air leaks

Excessive air leakage forces your HVAC systems to work harder, reducing their efficiency. Check for gaps around your windows, doors, and penetrations for vents, wires, and plumbing pipes. Seal any leaks with sealant, caulk, and weatherstripping.

Insulation

An attic that lacks adequate insulation can increase your energy bills. In the winter, such an attic lets heated air escape from your home. In the summer, it allows heat into your home, making your cooling system work harder. Ensure the attic insulation in your Long Island home has a minimum R-Value of R38.

Windows

Your home’s windows can help you retain heat in the winter and prevent heat gain in the summer. Add window coverings such as thermal drapes or a light-blocking film on the interior. Increase exterior shade by planting shrubs and trees. Consider upgrading your windows to low-E double panes.

Air ducts

These are important components of HVAC systems because they form the pathways through which heated and cooled air gets to your rooms. Leaky ductwork can significantly lower the energy efficiency of your home by allowing air to escape easily. Ensure you fix disconnected ducts, insulate accessible ducts, and seal loose joints with metal tape or mastic sealant.

HVAC equipment

Proper maintenance is crucial to the efficiency of HVAC equipment. Routine professional maintenance not only helps your equipment work more efficiently but also makes them break down less often and last longer. Schedule a tuneup for your air conditioner in the spring and your heating system each fall.

With all the components of your HVAC system in sync, you’ll improve your comfort and save on energy costs. To learn more about syncing HVAC systems, contact Cool Power. We provide heating and air conditioning services to the Long Island area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about energy efficiency and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629. 

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