Whether you had a new HVAC unit installed by an HVAC contractor of you’ve had your system for years, there are several things you can do to save money on your energy bills and reduce your impact on the environment.
Dirty or clogged air filters reduce your system’s efficiency. Check the air filters in your heater and air conditioner on a regular basis and clean or replace them as needed. To save money and help the environment, invest in reusable filters that can be cleaned rather than filters that must be replaced.
Keep the area around your air conditioning and heating system clear of shrubbery and debris. This will allow air to circulate around the unit, which will maximize its efficiency. Additionally, improve air circulation in your home by making sure the vents are not obstructed by furniture or other objects.
Decrease your energy bills by using caulk and weather stripping on doors and windows to eliminate drafts. Replacing your current windows with solar screens will reduce the amount of sun-related heat that enters the home so your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep the house cool.
To maintain peak performance, have your system checked at least twice a year by a qualified HVAC contractor.