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The right improvements to your Windermere, Florida, home can help lower utility bills, increase comfort, and reduce pollution. If you’re looking to get the biggest return from your investments in your home, consider making these three efficient upgrades.

Installing Ceiling Fans

Using ceiling fans in the summer creates cooling breezes that let you run your HVAC system less. In winter, change the fan direction to clockwise so the blades push air toward the ceiling and then to the walls. This redistributes warm air without blowing directly on people and making them feel chilly.

It’s easy to turn a fan on and off when you enter or leave a room, so ensure you’re using ceiling fans in every occupied room. Another benefit of fans is that they usually have multiple speed settings. This means you can adjust them to increase your comfort without making changes to your thermostat and adjusting the temperatures of other rooms in your home.

Add Zoning

With zoning, you can use individual thermostats to change the temperatures of specific rooms without changing the temperature of your entire home, which can improve comfort and your system’s efficiency. Zoning lets people choose the temperatures they prefer without making others uncomfortable.

Some zoned HVAC systems use dampers in the ductwork to move conditioned air to the correct area. Other ductless systems have multiple indoor air handlers that work independently, even though they’re all connected to the same outdoor unit.

Improve the Outdoors

Simple changes outside can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Installing an awning over your HVAC system’s outdoor unit protects it from the sun and from leaves, grass clippings, and other debris that could decrease efficiency. Trimming any vegetation near your system can also improve airflow.

When it comes to improving your HVAC system’s efficiency, E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of heating and cooling experience. For more information about efficient upgrades, call us at 407-603-9144.

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