Unless you’re using the attic as a livable space, chances are you don’t spare the attic much thought unless you intend to store something in there. Unfortunately, this results in your attic becoming cluttered and dirty, and, once this happens, the efficiency of your HVAC unit can be reduced. With that in mind, it’s highly recommended that you keep your attic as clean as possible.
Here’s how a clean attic can help your HVAC unit run better.
How Clean Attics Can Help Your HVAC Unit Run Better
If your HVAC unit’s ductwork runs through the attic, then it’s a key site for improving your unit’s overall efficiency. As much as possible, it should be kept in good condition as much as possible. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should get rid of the things you’re storing in there, HVAC pros say that you should at least stack and arrange them so the ductwork won’t be blocked and can be easily accessed for maintenance.
Apart from that, you can also help your HVAC unit run better by adding better insulation to your attic. If there are any holes and disconnected segments, on the other hand, be sure to have it fixed as the compromised attic can allow conditioned air to escape and force your unit to work harder than it should.
How to Further Improve Your HVAC Unit’s Efficiency
Of course, cleaning your attic isn’t the only way you can keep your HVAC unit efficiently running. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can accomplish this. For example, you can change your air filter every few months to prevent the build up of dust and debris, and allow the unit to run as smoothly as ever. Alternatively, you can also have a programmable thermostat installed so you can lessen your home’s demand for heating and cooling, allowing you to ease the load on your unit.
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