Are you looking for ways to reduce your electricity bill this winter? All those extra energy dollars could go a long way to cushioning your holiday spending and reducing repair worries. Make the most of your money, ensuring a safe, comfortable winter with these tips for improving the efficiency of your HVAC system.
Annual heating and air conditioning system maintenance improves the performance of your system, saving you up to 5% on energy costs. It can also uncover hidden problems with your HVAC, allowing you to address them before they snowball into larger repair bills or the need for emergency maintenance during weather extremes.
Systems over 10 years old are massive energy drains. While you might pale at the thought of replacing your decrepit unit, however, you may be surprised to find out you can recoup your money quite quickly in energy savings. Today’s high-efficiency Energy Star heating and cooling systems can reduce your energy costs up to 40% while providing a much more reliably comfortable home.
Adjust your thermostat settings by the season. That 78-degree summer setting could cost you a pretty penny in the winter. For every degree your change your thermostat setting, you could save up to 3%. Nest learning thermostats precisely control your indoor air temperature, monitoring when you and your family are away from home. They are an easy way to avoid spending money to heat your home when it’s empty while ensuring you return to comfort.
Dirty filters force your system to work harder to move air. Regularly replacing home air filters every 1-3 months is a cheap and easy way to give your system a performance boost.
Clean dirt and debris off registers and vents to facilitate the smooth flow of clean air. Clear away drapes, rugs, and furniture, keeping all free of obstructions.
Check every room of your home for air leaks. Block cracks under doorways, install weather stripping around doorways and windows, and caulk or spray foam around plumbing, vents, and outlets to reduce air infiltration/exfiltration.
Improving the insulation in your home is one of the easiest ways to lighten the load your heating and air conditioning system carries, reducing air infiltration and heat transfer.
Take control of your energy expenses, committing to the long-term performance of your HVAC system and home with a proactive maintenance plan. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning to learn about the benefits of our affordable Comfort Club Memberships today.