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6 tips for efficient heating, cooling - in a heat pump

by:HICOOL     2019-09-01
6 tips for efficient heating, cooling  -  in a heat pump
(This Old House)--
There is nothing in your home that affects your comfort more than your heating and cooling system.
However, unless the heater is extinguished in a snowstorm or in the air --
The air conditioner failed in the heat wave and most of us almost ignored our heating, ventilation and air --conditioning (HVAC)equipment. We shouldn't.
Even the best system will cost you when it doesn't keep the shape.
It depends on how you heat and cool the climate of your home and the area you live in, blocked filters, dirty thermostats, soot, the leakage and lubrication-free fan motors can reduce heating and cooling efficiency by up to 25%.
Here are some tips for handling HVAC equipment and the professionals who serve it.
The good news here is that some systems hardly need attention.
The heat pump only requires a service call from the technician once a year, who checks the belts and filters and changes them as needed.
He should also refuel the moving parts and check the lines. A gas-fired, forced-
There are also simple requirements for air heating systems.
The heating season should be replaced every month or twice, and the circulating fan should be oily once a year.
Call the professional to check the heat exchanger, smoke duct and pipe and adjust the burner every other year.
Other systems, such as oil
Coal-fired boilers need to be maintained annually--
Fuel-flue cleaning
Filter replacement, cleaning and adjustment of nozzle--
And more attention is often needed.
These chores should be handled by professionals. Air-
Maintenance of air conditioning equipment is a little lessintensive.
At the beginning and end of each cooling season, you should clean or replace the filter, vacuum the unit and lubricate the motor.
If the cooling of the equipment is not normal, please call the technician to check the pressure level of the refrigerant.
This Old House: The AC is really getting better and better to arrange service calls before the heating or cooling season starts.
You'll get better attention when you schedule your appointment and have more flexibility.
When looking for a company to maintain your system, look for a company that designs, installs and serves the type of system you have. Full-
Service companies tend to keep abreast of the latest developments in this area.
In addition to checking whether liability insurance and workers' compensation policies are valid ---
Standard operating procedures for any hire--
Check with neighbors, friends and family who have been using the company for many years.
How does the system run under the care of the company?
Does the technician always clean the work area?
How quickly does the contractor respond to an emergency?
Is the service staff on time when you call to ask questions?
A quality provider will have an emergency number 24 hours, seven days a week, and when the weather is bad and the phone is piled up, there are enough technicians to respond.
Any contractor you are considering should also provide the following products and services: Hot-
Loss calculation this process estimates the Btu capacity needed to heat or cool your home.
The calculation should include the number and type of insulation materials for your walls, lofts and floors, as well as the type, quantity and location of windows and doors.
This data is combined with the climatic conditions in your area to determine the size units you need.
Software makes these calculations relatively easy.
HVAC technicians who do not perform these operations usually specify that oversized equipment is safe.
This is the money in your pocket and every time you get the utility bill.
This Old House: The energy auditor considers wasted energy advice when evaluating HVAC equipment, and a good contractor recommends that you upgrade your energy, such as adding a layer of insulation to the attic.
These devices allow you to purchase smaller air-conditioning units.
This Old House: insulated attic efficient equipment, although it is usually not cost-effective to purchase the most energy-efficient equipment
Efficient units on the market, with minimal shooting.
What the contractor should provide is: Air-
Air conditioning unit (
If less than five tons)
A prophet of 10, preferably 12.
Natural efficiency
Gas heaters of about 90% A fuel-
The oil burner with AFUE of about 85%, the heat pump with EER of 12 automatically controls the back thermostat ($40)
It contains a timer and all HVAC systems should be adjusted.
ROI calculation premium HVAC contractor will show you the ROI calculation for the various equipment he offers that should give you an estimate of the seasonal operating costs.
The variables that the contractor will use in the calculation include the heating or cooling load of your area, the heating or cooling capacity of the unit you are considering, and the cost of various energy sources, so, you can compare the cost of electricity, gas and oil.
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