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Optimize your heating expenses and HVAC efficiency

Optimize your heating expenses and HVAC efficiency

To heat the home during the colder winter months, every homeowner have a heating system to rely on. If you want to optimize your heating expenses and maximize efficiency, then you need to know a bit more than simply setting your thermostat to your desired indoor temperature.

Change Filters Semiannually

The filter in your Heating and Air Conditioning system helps to remove unwanted airborne particles from your indoor air. This includes particles like dust, smoke, odors, pollen, and other kind of dirt. The more particles your filter traps - the more it gets dirty over time. There is a lot of dust and dirt in the air, even when we don’t see it. Eventually, it is going to be so dirty that in order to force air through the system your fan blower will have to work extra hard to compensate.

Replacing your air filter often can prevent a lot of indoor air quality and AC efficiency issues. In Las Vegas for most homeowners it is recommended to change the Air Filter every couple of months or at least semiannually. For the best indoor air quality and to ensure that the system is operating optimally it can be a good idea to assess the state of your filter at the beginning of each month, especially if you have pets. Check your filters each month during the summer or at least once per quarter during autumn, winter or spring.

For the best results use filters with the MERV rating between 8-12 – the higher the MERV rating the better air filtration capabilities of filter.

Pleated filters that are MERV 8 to 12, can filter out small particles effectively and also diminish Pressure Drop which is varies based on the filter. As long as you’re changing your filters regularly your HVAC system should work perfectly fine.

Create an Energy-Efficient Home

1. Set Best Temperature Settings for Your Home

Different people have different preferences, but typically it is recommended setting thermostat between 68 and 72 degrees in the winter. Find out what temperature settings are right for you and your family, start at the lower end and see how you feel during the day. If you’re feeling a bit cold, you can dress a little warmer or simply turn it up a degree. Spend some time experimenting and trying different settings until you find the ideal temperature for the best combination of comfort and heating costs. Over the entire winter season even a couple of degrees difference can make quite a large difference in your power/fuel consumption and energy bills.

2. Upgrade Your old Thermostat to Programmable

Analog thermostats are one of the most common thermostats that can be found in the household today, they have been used for a very long time. But like everything, it has its advantages and disadvantages. Digital thermostats are much easier to use, they can be adjusted to follow your needs, and they make a big difference in saving energy in the long run. You can easily set up your smart thermostat to be as energy efficient as possible.

Programmable thermostats allow you to pre-set the desired temperature for every day of the week and even for the certain hours of each day. They can be controlled via smartphone from anywhere as long as you have access to the internet, this allows you to set the temperature lower when you’re not at home to save money. Newer smart thermostats can even track your past usage and make recommendations for the best energy-efficient settings to save you even more money.

3. Benefit from an Annual Maintenance Program

Proper and timely maintenance ensures that your system is working efficiently. Most homeowners in Las Vegas struggles to remember to get their heating system professionally serviced. Forget about the struggle by signing up for our annual HVAC maintenance program. We are proud to invite our customers to participate in our Energy Savings Agreement club. Our Air conditioning & heating service company will track the time needed for annual maintenance and call you when needed to set up your annual heater maintenance.

Be informed of any foreseeable problems before they happen.
Ensure that your system warranty remains active!

Most homeowners don’t realize that the lack of annual professional maintenance can actually void out their system’s warranty coverage.

5 Additional Tips to Improve Your HVAC Efficiency

  1. Make home cleaning a good habit
  2. Seal all household gaps
  3. Use a ceiling fan in combination with a programmable thermostat
  4. Use aeroseal duct sealing to avoid duct leakage
  5. Make use of curtains and blinds

Address the Problems ASAP When They Happen

Call a certified heating professional as soon as possible if your heating system makes strange noises or producing weird smells as it runs. A chirping sound is quite normal especially if you haven't used your Furnace in a long time. But whenever you hear unusual noises coming from your heater, such as loud banging, loud booming, whistling or rattling they could be an indication that something is seriously wrong. To preserve the longevity of your heating unit you better get it professionally addressed before any serious problems arise. Don’t just sit and wait until it get even worse, it’s best to get problems assessed by a professional HVAC technician when they happen. Timely and reliable heater repair can much better option then replacing it.

Professional Heating Services in Las Vegas

Nevada Residential Services proudly provides quality heating and cooling services to customers in Las Vegas. Our HVAC company offers professional heating services in the Las Vegas & Henderson, NV. We’re available 24/7 for all of your heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs. Contact us today to get professional assistance from a trusted HVAC Contractor at affordable pricing.