A ductless mini-split system offers many benefits for you and your home. It allows you to heat and cool without waste, which conserves energy and saves your household a great deal of money. As a matter of fact, ductless heating uses an estimated 60 percent less energy than traditional systems. In addition, ductless cooling uses 30 percent less energy. The benefits are easy to see, but it is important to remember that your heating and cooling system may experience some distress at some point in time.
Even during the early days of fall, the weather can still be hot enough to switch on your cooling system. But if your house still feels excruciatingly hot, you'll need to cool it off fast. Here are some quick and simple things you can do to cool off your hot house.
Uncover Your Air Registers
Air exits and enters the interior of your home through a network of air registers. Air registers cover the entrances of every air duct in your home, including the ducts traveling below your floors and above your ceilings.
The warm summer days are quickly coming to close, which means your air conditioner system is due for a long break. However, this does not mean it is time to stop your air conditioner maintenance altogether. Here are some things you need to do before you close down the system for the cold winter months.
Clear Dust and Debris from the Vents
Check your air conditioner vents for dust and debris.
When you live in a cold climate, you most likely rely on your home's heating system to keep your house comfortable and warm for several months out of the year. One of the keys to ensuring that you don't run into any problems when the temperatures are freezing is proper maintenance. Taking the time to maintain your heating system is a great way to prevent problems and avoid coming home to a heater that is not working on a frigid day.
If you have a whole house fan, you notice when it isn't working. A whole house fan is an energy-efficient way to cool the house when the weather and the humidity is low. It cools the home by pulling hot air out of the attic. You should be able to troubleshoot whole house fans yourself by following these steps.
To troubleshoot whole house fans, gather a screwdriver, a voltmeter, table lamp, lubricant (optional), and an extension cord.