Thursday, December 25, 2014
Not setting the right temperature Some may crank up their thermostats higher than the comfortable temperature, so the rooms heat up more quickly. Others leave the setting on low whether they’re present or not in the building, instead of turning it off and on manually. You have to understand that these systems are designed to maintain the internal temperature of the building, regardless of the weather outside. Turning it up too much wouldn’t make heating quicker and simply leave you with a warmer than ideal room, while constantly leaving it low piles up your energy consumption and makes your indoors chillier for your staff and customers.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Mind your plugs Always unplug your space heaters and other appliances or gadgets (except your fridge if you’re storing any food there) whenever you leave the home, especially if you’ll be away for an extended holiday. Don’t overload extension cords or electrical outlets with heaters, lights, and other devices to avoid short circuits that spur fires. Have all the technical HVAC components inspected and serviced, too The whole HVAC system should be maintained by professionals– from your thermostat and filters down to your ducts and vents. Aside from your furnace and heaters, these channels and parts of the system can be a source of HVAC inefficiencies and breakdowns. Leaks toward the electrical components should also be repaired immediately to avoid electrocutions and fires.