keeping your HVAC system running efficiently

Do you know what it takes to keep your home heating system working efficiently? Most people know that the filters need to be changed from time to time, but exactly when should you be changing them? What type of filter should you be using? Is there anything else that homeowners can do to ensure that the system they rely on to heat and cool their homes operates using as little energy as possible? My blog will show you all sorts of things about maintaining your home heating and cooling system. In the end, you will know just what to do to take care of your home's system.

Boost Your AC Efficiency With House Fans

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The acronym HVAC stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. When most people take steps to heat and cool their home, they focus on heating and cooling as in installing a furnace and AC unit. These units can improve the comfort in a home, but they can also cost a lot of money. In fact, the two most expensive home appliances to operate are the AC unit and the furnace. If you want to cool your home more efficiently so that you can save yourself money, you should use a house fan to help cool your home. 

What Is a House Fan?

A house fan is not the same thing as a ceiling fan. The difference is that to install a house fan, you have to cut through the ceiling of your home to the attic. You then install the house fan in this hole. This allows the house fan to pump hot air out of your home through your attic.  

What Are the Advantages of a House Fan?

When you use a house fan, you can improve your HVAC system in a few important ways:

1. An AC unit must cool hot air a little at a time. A house fan can simply pump the hot air out of your house, and running the small fan motor is much more cost efficient than running your entire AC unit. 

2. By opening your windows once the outside air has started to cool, your house fan can cool your home in a matter of minutes. In fact, a house fan can replace the air in your home with outside air up to 60 times per hour. Thus, instead of waiting for an hour or more for your AC unit to cycle through all the air in your home, you can enjoy cool air quickly. 

3. By shutting your AC unit off and allowing your house fan to run through the night, you can save a lot of money on cooling costs without sacrificing comfort. 

4. A house fan runs quietly, which can be an advantage over some AC units which can make it hard to watch TV shows or even carry on a conversation. 

If you live in an area that has cool nights even during the summer, then you should consider installing a house fan that will allow you to tap into that cool outside air to cool your home. This will allow you to save money on cooling costs, but it will also allow you to avoid wear and tear on your machine, which can help you to avoid untimely repairs.  

For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Streamline Services, Inc.

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29 December 2015