The simple answer to this question is that there is no way to know for sure whether your HVAC system is running at its safest and most efficient. However, there are certain things you can do to raise your odds:
Change Your Air Filter
Changing your air filtration system is one action that can lead to instant improvement in both air quality and HVAC efficiency. Experts say that you should go no more than 2 months between replacements.
Check Your Thermostat
Sometimes something as simple as a thermostat that needs to be reprogrammed or replaced can make your HVAC system seem broken. Before you sign off on any HVAC maintenance, check the operation of your thermostat.
Make Sure Your Ductwork Is Airtight
If your heating and cooling ducts aren't sealed completely, you may be using energy to heat or cool rooms that you didn't intend to.
Only A Professional Knows For Sure
Of course, these solutions are only scratching the surface of operating your HVAC system safely and efficiently. The only way to know for sure is to have your system tuned up annually by a professional who can test your indoor air quality for toxins and advise you on your installation needs to improve efficient HVAC operation.
For a consultation and HVAC maintenance, contact the Charleston SC, HVAC experts at Smoak's Comfort Control.