When your HVAC system isn’t working properly your energy bills will start costing you a small fortune. Regular maintenance along with a few upgrades can seem like a waste of money but they will save you a fortune in the long run. Let us show you how to cut energy costs and keep your system running efficiently.
Regular Maintenance is Key
Homeowners have a tendency to ignore their heating and cooling systems until something goes catastrophically wrong. Inevitably your will lose your heat on the coldest day of the year. Most of the time breakdowns can be predicted by problems happening earlier with your system. Regular maintenance is the key to an efficiently running HVAC system.
Most of the time people don’t notice that their system isn’t running the way it should. Regular maintenance will show you if there are any leaks, cracks, gaps and clogged filters. The HVAC technician has been highly trained to find any potential problems with your system. They can also tell you whether you are in need of a replacement or you can get by with repairs. Replacing your system may seem expensive at first but a good energy efficient system can save you up to 40% on energy costs so it pays for itself in the end.
Making sure your system is running efficiently is the key to saving money on your energy bills so let’s show you how to do just that.
- In the winter or summer don’t crank your system to full blast, especially if you’re not going to be at home. Adjust the temperature accordingly; even running your system a few degrees lower can prolong the life of your air conditioning or heating units.
- In the spring before the hot weather arrives have an HVAC technician come in and make sure that you have enough coolant. Make sure that the type of coolant you are using is environmentally friendly as well.
- Ceiling fans can save you money, they will help to circulate the air in your home and enhance the efficiency of your system.
- Get the ducts cleaned in the fall and have your air filters changed. Dirty duct work and clogged filters make your system work harder to push air through your home.
- Make sure that your home has adequate insulation that makes sure your system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. Seal all the cracks that you may have in your windows and doors and you can cover your windows with plastic wrap if need be.
Regular maintenance and not running your HVAC system at full blast can do wonders to lower your energy costs all year round. Heating and cooling your home is one of the biggest expenses that you have, follow these tips to save your money.