When you consider the biggest energy users in your home, your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is at the top of the list. According to Energy Star, 46% of your combined energy use goes to heating and cooling*. Kyle from All Elements suggests homeowners maintain and install these systems often and offers these tips to save energy as we focus on the environment for Earth Day:
Change your air filter monthly or as required by your system’s manufacturer. A dirty air filter makes your system work harder and not as efficiently as possible. This can increase your energy use.
Having a professional tune up of your heating and cooling system can improve its efficiency and catch problems before they become costly.
These allow you to precisely control the temperature in your home. You can program it to use less energy while you’re away or asleep at night.
Ducts move air from your heating and cooling system through your home. You can help improve the efficiency of your system by sealing your ducts.
For more information on saving energy in your home through your heating and cooling system, contact us.