We could all use some energy-saving tips this time of year, especially when it comes to home HVAC maintenance. You’ve come to the right place. Take a look at three easy ways to save money and take care of your heating and cooling system at the same time.
1: Start with the Thermostat
Upgrading your thermostat to a programmable or smart model can help you use less energy, save money on your utility bills, and manage your HVAC system. You can program it to cool your home only when you need it, so you use less energy. And since the thermostat runs the system, you’ll get more consistent temperatures without lots of manual adjustments and on-off cycles of your air conditioner.
2: Don’t Neglect the Filter
The air filter is the gateway to the equipment, protecting it from dirt and dust while also helping to keep your indoor air clean. But it can’t do its job if it’s clogged. Changing the filter every 90 days will help your equipment work more effectively and more efficiently. It won’t have to work as hard to circulate air, and a clean filter can keep the air in your home cleaner.
3: Schedule Routine Maintenance
There are some routine things you can do on your own when it comes to HVAC maintenance, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a professional. Professional maintenance in the spring before cooling season and in the fall before heating season will ensure everything is running as it should and that it’s doing so using as little energy as possible.
For maintenance that goes beyond what you can DIY, contact H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for professional help your system running efficiently year-round.