HVAC Troubleshooting Tips

HVAC Troubleshooting TipsWhile your furnace and air conditioner should each be serviced by an HVAC technician once a year, there are things you can do throughout the year to keep these units operating as efficiently as possible. Here are some easy things you can do that will add to the efficiency and longevity of your HVAC System.

Check Filters

You should inspect the filter in your furnace and air conditioner once a month when they’re in use, replacing them as needed. A dirty air filter reduces the amount of air that blows into your house and increases the amount of dust and allergens in the air. A dirty air filter also causes your equipment to work harder, thus reducing its lifespan.

Keep Your Air Conditioner in the Shade

When you have an AC unit installed, make sure it is located in a shady part of your yard. Direct sunlight on an air conditioner causes it to work much harder than it otherwise needs to. Breeze Air Conditioning in Palm Desert installs air conditioner units and can answer any questions you may have about your cooling system.

Keep Heat Sources Away From the Thermostat

If you notice your home is getting much cooler than what the thermostat is set at, make sure there are no sources of heat located near it. Heat-producing appliances warm the air around them, causing your thermostat to think the whole house is warmer than it really is.

Change the Settings on Your Thermostat

You can save a lot of money by letting your house get a little hotter in the summer and a little cooler in the winter. You can save about 1% on your energy bills for each degree you change the thermostat.

Change Your Fan Settings

If you have ceiling fans, switch their direction counterclockwise in the summer. This pushes cool air down to where you can feel it.

The Company to Help You Beat the Heat

Breeze Air Conditioning has customers throughout the Palm Desert area. We have been in business for more than 35 years. Our services include heating systems, air conditioners, design, green tech, and health and environment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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