How to Lower Your HVAC Operating Costs & Maximize Energy Efficiency?

heating and air conditioning installation - H & H Heating And Air Conditioning Inc. - EssingtonHave your energy bills been higher than you’d like? If so, you’re not alone. Energy bills can increase for any number of reasons, but often when this happens, your HVAC system is at least partially to blame. Luckily, there are some easy ways to reduce your HVAC operating costs and maximize energy efficiency. Here are a few tips to get you started.

Replace Your Older Air Conditioner

Air conditioners have come a long way in terms of efficiency. Newer models use a lot less energy than those that were made 10 years ago! So, if your AC unit has seen better days, replacing it is often the best way to improve efficiency.

Trane makes some truly incredible air conditioners that are reliable, energy-efficient, and eco-friendly. You need to make sure the unit you choose is properly sized for your home, too. A unit that’s too large will turn on and off too frequently, leading to higher energy bills. One that’s too small will struggle to keep up. Your heating and air conditioning installation specialist can assess your needs and recommend the Trane air conditioner model that’s best for you.

Schedule Professional Maintenance

When was the last time you had an AC and furnace tune-up? If it was more than a year ago, it’s time to call your HVAC company. During a tune-up, your technician does a few things that can improve the efficiency of your system. They tighten any loose parts, which can reduce friction in the system, thereby reducing energy use. They’ll also lubricate moving parts, so they slide past one another more easily. Finally, if they find any minor problems, they can often repair them on-the-spot, which will further reduce operating costs.

Change Your Air Filter

If it has been more than a month since you last changed your air filter, it’s time to tackle this task. As an air filter becomes more clogged with dirt and debris, your furnace or AC has to work harder to push air through it. Switch to a new, clean filter, and your energy costs will likely go down.

Install a WiFi Thermostat

Most newer HVAC equipment is compatible with smart and WiFi thermostats. Trane offers some awesome thermostats that coordinate very nicely with their energy-efficient air conditioners and furnaces. With a WiFi thermostat, you can adjust your home’s temperature remotely. You also get continual feedback on your energy use, which allows you to better make adjustments, as needed.Your HVAC contractors can recommend a thermostat that’s right for you and make sure it’s installed correctly.

You don’t have to go on struggling with an inefficient HVAC system. Whether you change your filters, install a new Trane unit, upgrade to a WiFi thermostat, or schedule a tune-up, you should notice a reduction in energy bills soon after the fact. Don’t hesitate to contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning if you’re looking for HVAC contractors in the Delaware Valley. We offer installation, repairs, water heater replacement, and more.

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