Earth Day is observed on April 22 as a global effort to change what we do in our daily lives to make planet earth a better place to live. Over five decades since Earth Day’s founding in 1970, climate change and how to mitigate its effects is front and center internationally. Every action, no matter how small, can help change our environment for the better.
According to some estimates, HVAC systems account for 28% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Proper maintenance and efficient HVAC operations can make a real difference in building a healthy, sustainable world. Here are four helpful tips to conserve energy and ensure your HVAC system is running as smoothly as possible in the greater Phoenix metro area.
1. Use Your Window Coverings
A simple trick to decrease energy consumption is to close your curtains, drapes, and blinds. This is the perfect way to help control temperature inside your house. In the cooler months, you can keep them open letting the sun’s rays heat your home. In the warmer months, keep your window coverings closed during daytime hours to reduce the radiant effects of the sun.
2. Check Your Filter
The easiest way to make certain your HVAC system runs efficiently is to check and change your air filter at least monthly. An air filter clogged with dirt, dander, and debris disrupts the airflow through your heating and cooling system making it work longer which increases your monthly energy bills.
3. Tune Up Your HVAC Equipment
By adhering to regular maintenance, you’ll be on the way to saving energy and money. That means scheduling twice yearly servicing on your air conditioner and heating system. By having your system checked by a trained HVAC professional, you’ll ensure it’s operating at its most efficient level and that all components and parts are in good working order. This will catch any issues before they become costly.
4. Seal Your Heating and Cooling Ducts
Sealing your heating and cooling ducts is vital to the health of your HVAC system. Air ducts are designed to move air from your heating and cooling system throughout your house.
By performing these tasks, your family can have a positive impact on the environment. Contact your cooling and heating professionals at Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900 to learn more about how you can improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Our technicians are available 24/7, including holidays and weekends. Join us in celebrating the world’s largest environmental movement on Earth Day 2023.