When you purchased and had your heating and cooling unit installed, it may have been efficient and energy-saving at the time, however, as units age, they can become more worn and less efficient.
We’re all looking for ways to save money on our energy bill and these simple, energy efficiency tips for your current HVAC will help.
4 Simple Energy Efficiency Tips For Your HVAC
To keep your HVAC running properly and for the long term, it is recommended that a heating and cooling professional, like Simply the Best Heating & Cooling, performs routine maintenance at least twice per year. The following four tips however, (in addition to routine maintenance), will help save you energy and money on your bills.
1. Seal Leaks
Evaluate your home and seal any leaks in windows or doors. This will help your HVAC to not have to come on as often. You can do this professionally by calling in a home inspector to carry out a home energy audit. The inspector will tell you where you have to install thermal insulation, caulking, and weather stripping to prevent leaks.
2. Install A Programmable Thermostat
This type of thermostat can be programmed to keep you cool and comfortable while you and your family are home and then set to automatically turn up when you are away from for work, school, errands or on vacation. Not having to cool or heat the house when it’s empty will increase energy efficiency and help your bills to stay lower.
3. Clean Or Replace Your Air Filter
Doing this once per month will prevent your unit from running as hard and will help filter out dust and allergy impurities to keep your indoor air quality cleaner and fresher.
4. Keep Curtains Closed
Keeping your blinds and curtains closed during the day will help keep your home cooler during the sunny, hot months. When the inside temperature is cooler, your air conditioner won’t have to come on as often.
Air Conditioner Tune-Ups
Following these tips can help you save on energy, but don’t forget to schedule your regular air conditioner tune-ups on your for optimum, long-term functioning.
We at Simply the Best Heating & Cooling offer comprehensive maintenance services on all heating and cooling units. We are your HVAC experts in the Gilbert and greater Phoenix area.