Homeowners everywhere are looking for effective ways to save money. One of the biggest line items in any household budget is the energy required to run major home appliances, including the heating and cooling system.
Following these energy efficiency tips will not only save you money on your monthly gas and electric bills but also extend the life expectancy of your system and all its components.
Tips To Save Energy On Your HVAC System
Install A Programmable Thermostat
One of the most effective ways to save energy is to install a programmable, digital thermostat. This allows homeowners to program their HVAC systems to run less during the day when no one is home.
For maximum savings, set your desired temperature to 78 degrees (or a close temperature that’s comfortable for you) and program the thermostat to maintain that temperature for the sleep, return and wake settings. Program the thermostat to maintain a temperature between 83 and 88 degrees during the hours while you are away. Program your return time for approximately one hour before you except to come home. This will allow the system enough time to reach your desired temperature by the time you actually walk in the door.
Use A Ceiling Fan
Using a ceiling fan is another good way to reduce energy usage. Even though a fan won’t actually cool the air, it will help evaporate sweat and make you and your family feel cooler. You may be able to set your AC a degree or two higher when using a ceiling or portable fan, which helps to save energy and money.
Make Sure To Maintain Your HVAC Unit
Regular maintenance can improve your HVAC system’s performance and ensure it is running at peak performance at all times. Clean or replace the air filter every 30 days to maintain proper airflow and indoor air quality. Regular tune-ups at least twice per year are also vital to keep you heating and cooling system running longer and more efficiently.
Following these tips will ensure that your HVAC system provides efficient performance for its expected lifespan.
Preventative Maintenance Plan
With Cool Blew, Inc.’s preventative maintenance plan, a qualified tech will perform a thorough multi-point inspection and cleaning on your air conditioning. Schedule an appointment with Cool Blew, Inc. today!