Tips for an Efficient Home Heating-Cooling System

Investing in a heating-cooling system might be costly, but it is essential to maintain the comfort of your home. Fortunately, there are many ways to make it more efficient, so you can suppress the cost significantly.

Take a look at the tips below:

  1. Choose an air conditioner unit with an Energy Star label and a high SEER. Although they may be a little bit more expensive, they will help you cut back on your monthly energy bill in the long run.
  2. Maximize natural heating and cooling to reduce the burden on your system by investing in windows, sun-blocking curtains, trees around the house, etc.
  3. Install a fan ceiling to distribute cooled air more efficiently. The fan will also help chill the room, so you don’t need to set your AC too low. When it is not too hot, you can turn off your AC and use the fan ceiling instead to get a good chill.
  4. Invest in a programmable thermostat, because it can cut back energy consumption significantly in many ways without sacrificing your comfort. If you have  room in your budget, a smart thermostat is a much better choice for improving energy efficiency and  convenience.
  5. Make sure to buy and install a heating-cooling system of the right size for your property. An oversized one will waste money for the unnecessary extra energy it consumes, while an undersized one will not satisfy your needs. If you are not sure which size to buy, get professional help to calculate it for you.
  6. Always perform general maintenance and cleanup for your systems at least once every six months to keep them running  optimally. It affects the system’s efficiency, performance, and  lifespan.
  7. When there is no risk of your pipes freezing in the winter, turn off your heating system completely if you have to leave your house for an extended time. It will help save on energy consumption.
  8. When your pipes are at risk of freezing, set your thermostat on its lowest setting  to keep the pipes warm enough.
  9. Set your heating system at a lower temperature than usual when you have many people in the same room. People generate heat, especially if they are physically active.
  10. Set your heating system a little lower and your cooling system a little bit higher when you are about to sleep. People tend to have a higher tolerance for cooler air  while sleeping. You won’t notice the difference. An advanced AC or thermostat may have this mode to apply more easily.
  11. Avoid changing the temperature to its highest or lowest setting at once, because it will take a lot of energy to get it there. Instead, have some patience and adjust gradually over time.

There are many more tricks you can do to improve your heating and cooling system that will reduce energy consumption. You can even ask for a professional HVAC company to run a total inspection for your home, and give you advice on how to further improve its efficiency.



ECM Air Conditioning, with its headquarters located in Boynton Beach, FL, provides air conditioning services within Palm Beach County, Broward County, Martin County, and St. Lucie County. If you’re looking to have a new HVAC system installed, we’re on-call and ready to assist you. So if you’re in need of an HVAC installation, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an inspection! Our HVAC installation experts will check your ductwork, measure, check wire sizes, and more before making recommendations to ensure maximum efficiency and comfort. Call us at 561-295-1763 or contact our HVAC installation team online by clicking here.


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