You may think the cooling and heating abilities of your home come from completely different systems, but modern climate control technologies have allowed the integration of air conditioners and heating systems for more efficiency and effectiveness. Living in the Greater Cleveland area means you experience very cold winters and relatively mild summers with periodic intense heat waves. Because of this climate, you require both your heating and cooling systems to effectively use the same HVAC systems.
The Importance of Air Ducts
The key to moderating the temperature in any environment is the transfer of heat from one place to another. In the winter, you want heat moved into the home, and during the summer you want it moved out. This transference is best accomplished through a well-designed duct system. If your duct system is clogged, leaking, un-insulated, or simply not the right type for your home, your HVAC systems won’t work to their full ability, causing you to waste money and energy. Inefficiency also can be caused by hot or cold air escaping through windows, doors and other portals, or infiltrating through thee same routes, so sealing air leaks is crucial to effective cooling and heating.
Your thermostat allows you to have direct control over your cooling and heating. This means a defective or inaccurate thermostat can have negative effects on your entire system. When both systems seem to be functioning improperly, a likely culprit is your thermostat. You can maximize the efficiency of your heating and cooling by making sure the thermostat is set to energy-saving temperatures when you’re away from home and sleeping. The easiest way to do this is with a programmable thermostat. When going on vacation, set your thermostat to an appropriate level to prevent wasting energy on fully conditioning an empty house.
The integration of heating and cooling systems in your home means that a single broken component can affect others in unexpected ways. Keeping all your HVAC components well maintained is essential, as well. For more expert advice about how your HVAC systems work and other home comfort issues, please contact us at Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. We’ve been serving the Greater Cleveland area for more than 79 years.
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