Heating and cooling your home can use up a lot of energy if the system is not running efficiently. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether your motivation is saving money or saving the planet, there are a variety of things you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.
Keep it clean
If dust and debris accumulates on any of the equipment involved in heating and cooling your home or office, then the system will have to work harder in order to do its job properly. It’s important to regularly check the air filter to make sure it is not clogged up with dust and preventing air flowing through effectively. You should also check the outdoor unit for debris such as sticks and leaves.
Stay on top of maintenance
Routine maintenance is an important part of keeping your HVAC system running efficiently. You should regularly check that everything is functioning properly, and schedule professional maintenance whenever it is required. Ignoring it until the problem worsens can end up costing you a lot more money, so make sure you repair it before you need it.
Automate the temperature
If your HVAC system is heating or cooling the house while no one’s home, that’s an automatic waste of energy and money. To avoid forgetting to adjust the heat or turn the system off when you go out for work each day, it’s a good idea to invest in a programmable thermostat that allows you to automate the temperature based on your daily schedule. This way, your system is running when it needs to be and is dormant when it’s not needed.
Invest in a new unit
HVAC systems that are more than a decade old simply don’t run as efficiently as newer systems. Even if you’ve looked after it well over the years, new HVAC units have been specifically made to be more energy efficient. So, investing in replacing your system could save you money in the long run.
Insulate your home
A well-insulated home is the perfect companion to an energy efficient HVAC system. The better insulated your home is, the less work your HVAC needs to do. This is because your home helps to keep the cool or hot air the unit produces inside rather than letting it escape through walls, windows, and the roof.
If your HVAC system is in need of repair to make it more energy efficient, then get in touch to find out how we can help. We serve customers in and around Winston Salem, Clemmons, Lewisville, and Advance.