What Can Compromise Your HVAC System’s Heating Efficiency?

With an efficient heating and air conditioning system, your home will stay comfortable all-year-round. Scheduling regular inspections and maintenance can help ensure that your equipment performs well no matter the season. Moreover, the more you know about what can affect the performance of your HVAC system, the better you can avoid it.


Keep reading to learn what can cause your HVAC system to lose its heating efficiency.

Ductwork problems. The heating efficiency of your HVAC equipment can potentially suffer if your ductwork has problems. Keeping your air ducts in good shape should be a priority if using a forced heating system. Improperly-sealed ductwork will lead to condensation and allow heated air to escape, compromising your comfort and increasing your energy costs. Heating and air conditioning professionals can test your ductwork to determine if it has leaks and perform repairs or seal them if necessary.

Air leaks. Making sure that your home is sealed properly is essential to maintaining optimal HVAC performance. Keep in mind that heat travels toward cooler environments. This means that when you turn on your equipment and you have air leaks, the heated air will find its way outside, where it’s colder.

A malfunctioning thermostat. Sometimes, the reason heating systems underperform is because of a malfunctioning thermostat. Proper thermostat operation is essential for your HVAC system to work efficiently. Consider investing in a programmable thermostat for easier temperature control and lower energy bills.

Don’t wait long before calling a heating and air conditioning service provider if you notice something is wrong with your HVAC system. At J & M Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re here to assist with your residential and commercial HVAC needs. Give us a call at (951) 654-3464 (San Jacinto) or (760) 253-9631 (Palm Desert). You may also f