If you occasionally hear noises in your home’s attic, you may comfort yourself, thinking, “Oh, it’s just the house settling or air moving through ducts.” While these excuses could be actual causes, a more likely source of attic noise is critters.
The heating and cooling systems in the average home typically use about half of the energy consumed each month. To heat and cool your home efficiently and reduce unnecessary spending, it’s important to keep the HVAC system in good working condition with regular maintenance. What specifically should you focus on?
No matter how efficiently your furnace and air conditioner operate, a home’s heating and cooling system can only reach top efficiency when air ducts are in good condition. Staying on top of duct maintenance helps you stay comfortable and control your energy bills throughout Massachusetts’ snowy winters and humid summers.
Replacing your home air filter regularly improves HVAC system performance and efficiency, as well as safeguarding indoor air quality. Monthly home air filter changes are well within the skill set of any homeowner and pay you back with lower operating costs and enhanced indoor comfort.
Programmable thermostats offer a convenient way to maximize comfort and energy savings through pre-programmed temperature changes. But they must be installed and used correctly to enjoy the benefits. Use these tips to learn how to make the best of your new or current programmable thermostat.