You’re like a lot of home owners if you take your home’s heating and cooling systems for granted. The equipment kicks on, cools or warms the house, turns off, and you pay the bills once a month. But there’s a very good chance that by taking a few easy steps, you can improve heating and cooling efficiency significantly.
Ask Yourself These Questions
Are you checking the HVAC filter regularly? A clean filter will allow your heating and cooling repair equipment to operate smoothly with optimum airflow and more effective air cleaning. A dirty filter will force your A/C, heat pump or furnace to work harder to push the air through your system. That wastes energy and stresses parts. Inspect the filter every month, and when it looks dirty, change it.Do you have a programmable thermostat? Set energy-saving temperatures ahead of time for when you know the house is empty or everybody’s sleeping. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save by not fully cooling or heating an empty house for much of the day.
When’s the last time you had a maintenance tune-up on your cooling or heating system? An annual maintenance visit will ensure your HVAC equipment is clean, safe and energy efficient. Just like with your car, a tuned-up A/C or heat pump will save money and perform better.Have you had your duct work inspected anytime recently? Or ever? The ductwork in most homes has some degree of leakage, places where conditioned air is leaking into areas such as crawl spaces, wall cavities, and basements or attics. Ducts running through these areas also need insulation, or else the heat will transfer through the thin duct walls. Have a professional technician inspect, seal and insulate your ductwork for big energy savings.
These are just a few of the steps you can take to improve energy efficiency in your home’s heating and cooling systems. For more advice on saving energy and money, please contact us today at Conditioned Air. We provide quality HVAC services Los Angeles, Fort Myers and other parts of Los Angeles.