Heating and Cooling System

Heating and Cooling System Self-Assessment

If you’re a DIY, handyman or woman who prefers to conduct their own heating and cooling assessment, then this article tells you how to go about it.


The primary questions to ask are:

  • Are there any inconsistencies or unsuitable temperatures around your home?

  • Are the humidity levels ok or need a tweak?

  • Are your energy bills going through the roof?

  • How often do you run your air conditioner or heating system?


Once you have a basic idea, you may move on to the following points:


Ventilation and Air Flow


Understanding your home ventilation will give you a better perspective on how hot or cold the place actually is. Indoor fuel burning can cause overheating in an indoor space. These set-ups for cooking or heating need airflow and venting.


Ventilation is especially important in a sealed home due to possible indoor pollution. Appliances that create heat can cause backdrafting, especially when coupled with exhaust fans. Ensure that the fans are not blowing dangerous fumes into your home.

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Energy-efficient lighting


Install energy-saving CFLs or LEDs while regulating their usage with dimmers and timers for the highest efficiency.


Bright, harsh lights will generate heat and increase your air conditioning needs.

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Attic, wall, ducts insulation


Bad insulation in your home will result in heat loss. Check your attic and make sure the hatch closes shut tightly. Seal gaps and openings through which heat can escape. Some homes may have a vapour barrier under the attic level. If not, you should get it to vapour barrier painted. This stops water or moisture from seeping into the insulation levels and damaging them.


Get a professional to check the insulation in the walls of your home as that involves taking risks with electrical wires. Added to this, your basement, hot water pipes and furnace ducts should all be insulated.


Home Appliances


To accurately assess your heating or cooling system, you need to take into account the heat being created and the energy being used by your home electronics and appliances.


Upgrade your appliances to energy-efficient models and then regulate their usage by turning off when not in use, or maintaining low settings.


Choose the right heating and cooling system


Once you have covered all the bases and received a true picture of your heating and cooling needs, you will be in a better position to choose an HVAC system to suit your requirements.


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