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Energy Saving HVAC Tips
Some filters need to be cleaned or replaced monthly, but every filter should be cleaned or replaced every 3 months. A dirty air filter reduces air flow, making HVAC systems work harder to keep you warm or cool, which wastes energy. A clean filter also prevents dust and dirt from building up in the system, which can lead to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.
CONSIDER A PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTAT
A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from their home or office building during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you money in energy costs.
TUNE YOUR HVAC EQUIPMENT ANNUALLY
Annual HVAC tune-ups of heating and cooling systems improve efficiency, and therefore comfort. It’s best to schedule cooling and heating system maintenance a minimum of twice a year, in the spring, and in the fall.
UPGRADE YOUR HEATING & COOLING EQUIPMENT EVERY DECADE
If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old, or not performing adequately, have it evaluated by our professional HVAC technicians. If it is not performing efficiently or needs upgrading, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned an Energy Star rating. Remember to inspect and address air leaks in your building and duct work before investing in a new HVAC system.
SEAL & INSULATE
Sealing air leaks around your property and adding insulation can help produce additional comfort and energy efficiency and provide up to 10% savings on your energy bills each year. We recommend installing weather stripping on doors, caulking around windows, sealing leaks, and insulating your attic.
WATER USAGE IN YOUR HOME
To conserve the most water in your home, lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F, take short showers instead of baths, use low-flow showerheads for additional energy savings, and wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.