Six Tips For Improving Your HVAC Energy Efficiency
March 15th, 2017 by THS
Many may think that owning an HVAC unit would result in extremely high utility bills. However, there are ways to maximize the energy efficiency of your HVAC system so that it would not require expensive maintenance costs. The following are six tips that you need to keep in mind to improve your HVAC system’s energy efficiency:
Schedule Maintenance Sessions
Just like your car, HVAC units will be requiring the occasional tune-up. This is to keep its performance and energy efficiency at peak levels throughout the year. Additionally, scheduling maintenance sessions for your HVAC system will help avoid the possibility of it unexpectedly breaking down.
Having a licensed professional from Thornton Heating service your HVAC unit in the spring is a very wise move because you would have a lot of time have your system checked and fixed if need be before it will be extensively used in the hotter months.
Seasonal maintenance sessions also often come with priority service and occasionally special pricing, meaning your HVAC system gets inspected and kept at its peak efficiency swiftly and at a discount.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
The purpose of air filters on an HVAC unit is to keep the air quality at an excellent level. It will naturally get very dirty because debris builds up with heavy usage. As a consequence, the HVAC system will often have to work harder to reach and maintain your preferred temperature, damaging the unit and incurring higher utility bills.
Regularly change your air filters, at least every month or when they start to become clogged and dirty so that you can prevent breakdowns, maintain great air quality and the HVAC unit’s efficiency.
Maximize Your Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat can really help control your cooling bills as well as keep your HVAC unit healthy because it eases the load on the system. Find out how to set your thermostat to adjust the temperature throughout the day.
Properly utilizing your programmable thermostat will help you save more or less 15% a year, so learning how to do so will go a long way for your utility costs.
Check and Repair Any Problems With The Ductwork
Whether from age, improper installation, or degradation, a faulty ductwork will contribute to your HVAC system’s inefficiency. If your ducts are leaking, they can usually be fixed easily by sealant or tape.
However, there may be times when you cannot fix your ductwork problems yourself and by then it would be best to hire an HVAC specialist to thoroughly look at your ductwork and repair as required.
Invest In A Home Energy Audit
A home energy audit, also called a home energy assessment, is a great way to find out how much energy you’re using and how efficient your HVAC system is.
The assessment, typically performed by an energy auditor, will also recommend measures you can take to maximize efficiency, such as improving your insulation, which works for your savings in the long run.
Consider Upgrading Your System
Although it is without a doubt an expensive decision, replacing your current HVAC system just might be the best move to improve your home or office’s comfort, as well as air quality and energy efficiency.
Again, it is best to consult with a licensed specialist like the pros with Thornton Heating when it comes to significant decisions like these so that you can thoroughly weigh the pros and cons of purchasing a new system.
It is always best to have your HVAC system ready for every season of the year. Make sure it is working efficiently to save you from future troubles like extra maintenance visits for unnecessary breakdowns and high utility bills. Call Thornton Heating Service today at 847-905-1608, and have one of our professionals come out to perform seasonal maintenance to get your HVAC system and AC unit ready for the warmer months.