A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

3 Tips To Help You Get The Most Out Of Your Heating & Cooling System

by Jeanne Cunningham

If you use a central heating and cooling system, here are four tips that will allow you to get the most effective use out of your central heating and cooling system. 

#1 Change Your Filters On A Regular Basis

It is estimated that on average, human beings breathe in and exhale around 388 cubic feet of air each day and that most people spend about 87% of their lives indoors. That means that most of the air that you breathe in each day comes from inside a building. Surprisingly, the air inside of buildings generally contains a great amount of pollutants than outside air, making it vital that you do what you can to clean the air in your home.

The most effective way to clean the air in your home is by changing out the filters in your heating and cooling system on a regular basis. It is a smart idea to change out your air filters at least every three months, even if they can technically last longer than three months. The cleaner your filter is, the more effective it will be at cleaning the air in your home.

#2 Change The Temperature Of Your Home

Next, you can more effectively make use of your heating and cooling system by adjusting the temperature based on when you are awake and at home and when you are either asleep or not at home. When you are awake, you are going to want to keep your thermostat at whatever temperature you feel is comfortable for you in the summer and winter. When you are not at home or when you are asleep, you should either decrease the temperature a few degrees in the winter or increase the temperature a few degrees in the summer. 

You will not notice this slight temperature change when you are asleep or not at home, but your energy bills will. Allowing your heating and cooling system to do a little less work during the hours that you are asleep or not present in your home will lessen the work that your unit needs to do, extend its workable life and reduce your energy costs all at the same time. 

#3 Clean Your Air Return Vents

In addition to cleaning your filter, if you want to ensure that the air that you breath is clean, you should clean your air return vents. When you vacuum your house, make sure that you vacuum your vents and remove any dirt or dust that has accumulated on top of them.

At least a couple of times a month, remove your vent covers and wipe away any dust or dirt that has accumulated on them with a wet rag or cleaning wipe. 

Every couple of months, vacuum down your air return vents as far as you can safely go and wipe down the inside of them as far as you can reach. Then, at least once a year, have a professional come out and effectively clean your entire vent system for you.

This will help your heating and cooling system work more effectively and will help keep the air you breathe clean.

Utilizing the three tips above to get the most out of your heating and cooling system this year. For more information, talk to a professional like Sparks Refrigeration Inc.


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A Guide to Buying a Water Heater

I was surprised how many decisions needed to be made when purchasing a water heater. You need to decide whether you want a traditional tank heater or a tankless water heater. You need to determine what sized water heater you need based on the size of your bathtubs, water appliances, how long you like to shower and the number of people living in your home. And you need to determine what brand of water heater makes the most sense for your budget and needs. I was floored with all the decisions I needed to make and being uneducated made me worry about picking the wrong water heater. I started this website because I want people who are looking to buy a water heater to go into a store educated on what water heater is best for them. I hope you find my site beneficial.