Energy Saving Products
As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort.
Taking the following steps can help you conserve energy in your home and reduce your power bills.
Change your air filter regularly
Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
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Tune up your HVAC equipment at least once a year.
Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort
See how we can help you do this twice a year and save energy and costly repairs.
Also, keep in mind that ALL MANUFACTURERS and some Home Warranty Companies REQUIRE a Maintenance Program be in place by a Licensed HVAC Contractor in order to keep Equipment Warranties VALID.
Install a programmable thermostat
A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
Seal your heating and cooling ducts
Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent — and sometimes much more.
Focus first on sealing ducts that run through the attic, crawlspace, unheated basement, or garage.
Consider installing a higher SEER rating heating and cooling system.
If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, have it evaluated by a professional and licensed HVAC contractor. Depending on where you live, replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment can cut your annual energy bill by nearly $200. But before you invest in a new HVAC system, make sure that you have addressed the big air leaks in your house and the duct system. Sometimes, these are the real sources of problems rather than your HVAC equipment.