Although the temperatures in Phoenix, Arizona rarely reach freezing digits, a quality heating system will ensure your residential and commercial properties remain comfortable throughout the year. Understanding proper furnace adjustments helps you maintain a warming environment that’ll maximize your productivity while eliminating discomfort.
When HVAC (heating, ventilation and AC) systems malfunction in Arizona, it can be especially frustrating. Although an issue may not be noticeable during the winter months, it can rear its ugly head once the temperature rises. The last thing you want to face is an AC repair in the middle of the summer.
Why Maintain Your Furnace?
Since HVAC systems are complicated and expensive, taking care of your equipment is important. Although manual furnace adjustments will improve your heating efficiency, it’s always best to hire an HVAC professional for annual inspections and all repairs. At the same time, try not to hire someone based on affordable pricing.
When selecting a heating and cooling company, especially for routine maintenance, make sure you consider the extent of their services. Some local HVAC contractors provide cheap service that avoids preventative measures. Instead of fixing concerns and educating you on things like furnace adjustments, they’d rather force you to call them for repairs.
How to Adjust Your Furnace.
At Canyon State, we believe Phoenix property owners deserve advantages when it comes to heating and cooling in the desert. Once they understand the perks of taking care of their HVAC equipment, we know they’ll make preventative maintenance a priority.
With that being said, here are a few tips on furnace adjustments that’ll keep your energy expenses low this winter.
1. Change Your HVAC Air Filters.
The most important and rewarding furnace adjustment you can make is also one of the easiest things you can do. If you want to keep your heating expenses low, the first thing you need to do is inspect your air filters. If they’re extremely dirty, then then it’s hurting your entire HVAC system.
By changing the air filter on the heating system once a month, you allow air to pass through with ease. Once filters become blocked, the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling units decreases while the risk of health concerns (due to poor air quality) increases.
Although this isn’t exactly your standard furnace adjustment, inspecting and repairing air filters is probably the best way to immediately lower your power bill. When your system is able to evenly heat your commercial property or home, indoor comfort levels improve and peace of mind settles in.
2. Replace Old Heating Systems.
Once you’ve got your filtration in order, you’re going to want to check out the installation date of your furnace. If it’s nearing the 20-year mark, you’re going to want to start thinking about replacing your heating system. The recent technological advances of new furnaces have centered around the enhancement of energy efficiency.
When making a big decision like this, it’s always beneficial to have access to a trusted HVAC technician. Those that invest in routine maintenance normally have a good idea of what they need because of their relationship with the provider. Although we don’t believe in pressuring our customers to upgrade equipment, we make sure they know what to expect from their furnace.
3. Install Programmable Thermostats.
Another furnace adjustment you can make tends to viewed as more of an upgrade. While this may not appeal to you, installing a programmable thermostat allows you to manually set the temperatures of your property. In turn, this can drastically increase your overall energy savings.
It works by automatically lowering heating temperatures during the hours of the day that you aren’t home. During the summer, it slows down cooling in the same way. This ensures your HVAC system is only heating or cooling during optimal times.
If you end up installing a programmable thermostat, remember to program the settings so that it kicks on before you get home or to work. This ensures you arrive to a warm and cozy temperature that suits your needs throughout the year.
Professional Heating Adjustments in Phoenix.
If you happen to have any questions about these furnace adjustments or how they actually save you money, we’d love to explain more. You can always contact Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing and speak to a home comfort specialist about your needs.
We’ve been located in Sun City West, Arizona since 1989 and take pride in serving the Phoenix community with honesty, integrity and hard work. Feel free to visit our showroom to learn more about HVAC products and equipment or or give us a call at 623-584-2850 to learn more about our quality heating services.
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