Can you make your heating and air conditioning more energy efficient?
Is energy efficiency more trouble than it’s worth? Not if you like saving money and helping the planet at the same time. You can make your HVAC unit more efficient with a few simple steps:
Step 1: Change Your Air Filters
It’s hard to believe something as simple as an air filter change can have an impact on your energy use, but it’s one of the easiest ways to make your HVAC unit more efficient. As your system works to pull in air to either heat or cool your home, the filter acts by pulling out dust and debris to prevent damage to the equipment. If that filter gets clogged, the system has to work significantly harder to do its job. Changing the filter keeps it from using more energy than it should.
Step 2: Upgrade Your Thermostat
Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat can reduce your energy use by helping you heat or cool your home only when necessary. Customizing temperatures to your needs and lifestyle means you aren’t using more energy to keep your home comfortable.
Step 3: Get Regular Maintenance
Having your HVAC unit maintained by a certified technician twice a year will ensure its efficiency in the short and long term. A well-maintained system will run more smoothly with less wear and tear on parts and components, which will ensure it runs more efficiently over time.
In your quest for energy efficiency, don’t forget about the impact of your heating and cooling system. For everything you need to make sure your HVAC unit is energy efficient, contact our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.