5 Tips to Improve Your HVAC System

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system (HVAC) plays a vital role in keeping your Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Northern Idaho, and Northern California home comfortable year-round.

However, an HVAC system that runs slowly and breaks down at least once a season can lead to higher energy bills and poor indoor air quality. Plus, you risk losing your home’s heating or cooling when you need it most.

Bryant Northwest can help. Our directory can help you find a nearby Bryant Factory Authorized Dealer to help you boost the efficiency of your HVAC system.

5 Tips to Boost Your Heating and Cooling

Imagine all the comfort and safety your heating and cooling equipment provides to your home year-round. It pays to invest and maintain your AC, furnace, or heat pump until you are ready to replace them.

Here are five effective strategies to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system:

  1. Schedule Regular Maintenance
    Regular maintenance is essential for keeping your HVAC system running smoothly and efficiently. Schedule annual maintenance appointments with qualified HVAC technicians to inspect, clean, and tune up your system.

    Your Bryant technician will complete a maintenance checklist that includes looking for any issues, replacing worn-out components, lubricating moving parts, and ensuring that your system is operating at peak efficiency.

  2. Change Air Filters Regularly
    Clean air filters not only improve airflow in your Washington or Oregon home but also help to remove dust, pollen, and other contaminants from the air, leading to better indoor air quality and a more comfortable living environment.

  3. Use a Programmable Thermostat
    A programmable or smart thermostat allows you to set your HVAC system to automatically adjust the temperature in your home based on your schedule and preferences.

    Program your thermostat to lower the temperature when you’re away from home or asleep. This will reduce energy consumption and save money on heating and cooling costs.

  4. Seal and Insulate Your Home
    Proper insulation and air sealing are vital to maximizing the efficiency of your HVAC system.

    Insulate walls, floors, and attic space to prevent energy leaks. Seal any gaps or cracks around doors, windows, and ductwork to minimize air leaks and improve energy efficiency.

    By reducing air infiltration and exfiltration, you can help your HVAC system operate more efficiently and maintain a consistent indoor temperature.

  5. Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Equipment
    If the HVAC system in your home is becoming outdated, consider upgrading to a better system. Look for ENERGY STAR® certified heating and cooling units, which meet strict efficiency standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    Bryant’s energy-efficient HVAC equipment uses less energy to provide the same level of comfort, resulting in lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact in Washington or Oregon.

Start Saving Money on Your HVAC!

Follow these five strategies to enjoy greater comfort and lower energy bills this spring and summer. For all your HVAC services, browse the Bryant Northwest directory to find a Bryant Dealer near your home.