DIY Tips: Keeping Your Home’s Climate in Control

Ensuring your place stays comfortable regardless of the season is integral to living a pleasant life at home. Let’s discuss some DIY tips designed to help optimize your AC and HVAC services without making a service call to your local provider. Here are a few of our favorite methods to make your house feel more like home. Please remember, if these tips do not solve your issue, it may be time to call a professional technician at Chadds Ford Climate Control.

Maintain Cleanliness: Your HVAC systems can perform efficiently only when they are clean and dust-free. Regularly replacing air filters can greatly improve energy efficiency. Every three months (or monthly during high-use months, such as the middle of the summer or winter) is an ideal frequency for this task.

Insulation: Insulation is key to maintaining a comfortable indoor climate without overworking your HVAC system resulting in unnecessary wear and tear. Check for leaks across your home, especially around windows and doors. If you find any, use caulk or weather-stripping to seal them.

Thermostat Settings: Maintaining the correct thermostat settings can prevent your system from overworking. Set the thermostat to the highest temperature in summer and the lowest in winter that you find comfortable. Every degree over 78°F in summer and under 68°F in winter can add up to 8% to your heating and cooling costs.

Ventilation: Good ventilation can mitigate many issues, from stagnant air and humidity to odors. Use fans whenever possible instead of air conditioning to save energy. Installing energy-efficient windows or solar screens can also help increase ventilation and control the temperature.

Annual Maintenance: Annual service checks are incredibly important for the overall lifecycle of your system and help ensure they’re operating at peak efficiency. While this isn’t a DIY tip, it can save you valuable time and prevent potential issues from becoming expensive repair bills. Remember, professional technicians have the expertise and tools necessary to handle any HVAC concern.

These are some general DIY tips to help improve the quality and efficiency of your HVAC system. However, the above information doesn’t cover all the specifics and potential issues of the HVAC system. For more specific concerns, it is advisable to contact a professional technician.

If you’ve done your best but continue to experience problems, do not hesitate to reach out to Chadds Ford Climate Control. With experienced technicians and top-notch service, they’ll ensure your home’s climate stays controlled and comfortable year-round.

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