Heating Products & Ventilation


It is always handy if you are aware of at least the basics of the HVAC system, such a fundamental part of our homes and workplaces these days. Standing for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, HVAC has become a highly specialized field nowadays. Particularly in a country like the UK, keeping a tab on the heating and ventilation in a building is something that needs to be constantly monitored, given the constant vagaries of the weather. There are several ways in which you can save on energy bills, while maintaining the right temperature in your home.

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Heating 

By reducing the power used, you can ensure significant savings on your heating bills. Remember, even an adjustment to the tune of 1 degrees Celsius is bound to make a difference to your energy bills. These days there are several types of heating installations available. You can choose from options such as boilers, furnaces, gas fired heaters or the heat pumps, the choice available is vast. Whatever may be your option make sure that you are maintaining the device well. Every part needs to be constantly checked and replaced if needed. For example, in the case of boilers, which are among the most popular choices, worn out boilers need to be replaced at the earliest. It is also preferable that you install a programmable thermostat as part of your HVAC system. This will ensure that even if you were to forget, the system would turn itself off at a particular pre-programmed time. While this may appear a small adjustment, it could lead to a good amount of savings.


Air conditioning

If you are using your HVAC for cooling your homes, then make sure that you are cleaning the filters regularly. If you find them worn out, immediately replace them. Another trick to reduce your bills would be to set the thermostat to 73 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered the best temperature for the hotter months. This is sure to cool your homes faster. It is also preferable that you don't keep any heat producing appliances near the air conditioning unit. This is because the heat generated from such appliances could make the air conditioner work harder, leading to increased power consumption and therefore increased energy bills.


Ventilation

It goes without saying that good ventilation is vital for leading a healthy life. It is therefore important that your home is designed for optimum cross-ventilation. Remember it is this factor that protects buildings against dampness. Fans with time settings are a good way to ensure that there is ample amount of ventilation in a room. With automated time settings, you can ensure that the fans are not running when not required, thereby ensuring that energy is not wasted.