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HVAC: Keeping Your Cool In the Summer

Hey! My name is Danny and this is my new HVAC blog. HVAC might seem like a really boring subject, but have you ever considered that when you enter the local shopping mall or your place of work, the only reason it feels comfortable is because of the complex HVAC systems. I only came to truly appreciate my HVAC system when it stopped working. It was a really hot day in Sydney and I came home from work to discover the inside of my home was hotter than the surface of the sun. I called in a contractor who fixed up the HVAC system and gave me some great tips. Since then, I have been finding out all I can about the world of HVAC.

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Ways to make your heating budget go further

When you rely on your HVAC system for heating during the cooler months, your home's temperature is probably pretty consistent. At the same time, when you don't take a sensible approach to your household activities, your bills will start to rise. If you're interested in cutting the cost of your energy bills, it's time to follow a few simple tips.

Regulate your temperature 

If you have a thermostat, you need to start experimenting with it. Don't assume that your current setting is the only temperature you'll feel comfortable with. Try knocking it down a degree, see if you can manage, and then try it again the next day. While a degree may not seem like much, it makes a significant difference to your household costs over time.

Clear your vents

Each winter, take a look at your vents and make sure they're clear. Anything that's obstructing your vents won't allow the warm air to circulate fully. As a result, your HVAC heating needs to work harder to keep your property warm. In addition to making sure they're free from rugs and furniture, clean them regularly to stop dust and debris becoming a problem. 

Protect your windows

A significant proportion of the heat you lose disappears through your windows. You don't even need to have them open for a negative effect to take place either. When your windows aren't properly insulated, you may lose heat as quickly as you're gaining it. If you're not in a position to improve your windows' insulation right now, consider installing blinds and heavy curtains instead. They'll reduce some of the heat loss and help you get more from your heating.

Close the doors

When you're not using a room regularly, is there a need to heat it? Whether there's a playroom that's rarely played in or an office that only ever sees occasional action, close it off and let the heating work its magic elsewhere. When the time comes for you to use the room in question, you only need to open the door again.

Maintain your system

Your HVAC system is more likely to remain efficient if you engage in routine maintenance. If you're not using a professional to maintain it every year, it's a good idea to start. The right technician will detect small problems before they become big ones, and they'll provide solutions that keep your system heating your home as it should. As a result, you may not notice your energy bills slowly start to increase over time.