There are many ways to save energy in your home when it comes to your HVAC system.
- One of the most important and cost-effective moves is to have your system inspected and cleaned at the start of each heating and cooling season. Technicians will check to make sure that each component of the units are performing at their best and are properly cleaned to ensure efficiency.
- Another very important step is to regularly change the filter or clean if you have a reusable one. Most filters should be changed about every month. If the filter is dirty, this causes the indoor unit to work twice as hard which can eventually overwork the equipment and also result in poor indoor air quality in your home.
- Ensure that your heating and cooling units are the correct SEER and size. The higher the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), the greater the efficiency.
- Consider replacing your equipment if the units are older than 15 years. Many of the newer models have higher efficiency rates and can save you money on your utility bills.
- Purchase a programmable thermostat. These thermostats allow you to control your HVAC equipment even when you are not home. They include timers, schedules and other settings to meet your home’s specific needs.