The first thing to check is your air filter. If you’re not sure where it’s located, it’s usually installed on the top or side of your inside unit. If you have a permanent filter, make sure that you remove it and clean it thoroughly on a regular basis. However, a disposable filter is usually a better option, as cleaning a permanent one indoors can release trapped dirt and pollen back into your home. Make sure that you check your filter monthly, and replace it as needed. If it is very dirty, replacing it can make vast improvements in HVAC performance.
Service and Maintenance
While your HVAC system is not quite the same as a car, your air conditioner and furnace do require regular maintenance and service. The outdoor unit needs to be cleaned to prevent mold and mildew from building up within the cooling fins, and the system needs to be checked for coolant, as well as for several other key factors. If you really want to ensure that you get the best HVAC performance possible, then make sure that you have your HVAC system serviced at least twice per year. Of course, you need to ensure that the person servicing your HVAC system is certified and trained; working with the right company is vital.
High Efficiency System
If you have an older HVAC system that is nearing the end of its lifespan, you might do well to consider installing a new high-efficiency HVAC system. Energy Star rated systems offer far better performance, but also use far less electricity. This allows you to cut down on your utility bills, while enjoying better HVAC performance throughout your home. Additionally, with a new system installed, the installation company can also check your ductwork for problems, and ensure that your entire home is properly heated and cooled throughout the entire year.