There’s no denying that heating and cooling your home can be somewhat expensive—especially during the middle of summer or winter. Those utility bills can add up quickly! But as the team at Ade Heating and Cooling in Forked River, NJ, explains, improving your home’s energy efficiency can be a great way to save money and help the environment.
Here are three simple ways you can improve your home’s energy efficiency and lower your heating and cooling costs:
- Upgrade Your Furnace: An old furnace can be a major drain on your home’s energy usage. In fact, furnaces installed before 1992 can waste up to 35% of their fuel! Installing a new furnace that has an efficiency of 90% or higher will not only reduce your heating bill; it can also prevent the need for frequent furnace repairs.
- Ductwork air leakage: Old, improperly installed ductwork can lead to a large loss of overall system efficiency and goes hand-in-hand with upgrading your older equipment to gain the most efficiency. In most cases, older houses have HVAC systems installed sub par compared to today’s standards, and have a great deal of air loss which will in turn make your system deficient in both the heating and cooling seasons. The best way to determine if your house and HVAC system falls under this category and is need of attention, is to give a call to a qualified HVAC professional whom specializes in Indoor Air Quality such as Ade Heating and Cooling.
- Programmable Thermostats: If replacing your HVAC equipment or ductwork air distribution system is out of your budget, upgrading your old thermostat to a programmable and/or WiFi capable unit is a great start. Honeywell is the industry’s leader in HVAC controls and accessories. They currently have quite a few different models of programmable thermostats and WiFi capable Smart thermostats that give you complete control over your HVAC system at all times. Thus making it easier to setback the indoor target temperature during times of in-occupancy or mild weather conditions. This is the easiest and most inexpensive upgrade that you can do to improve your current HVAC system’s overall efficiency, and lower utility bills. Ade Heating and Cooling is currently running a special for the FREE installation of a Honeywell programmable WiFi capable thermostat with a signed Service Contract Agreement. Call them today for more information!
For a reliable HVAC contractor to keep your heating and air conditioning systems in great shape, you can turn to the team at Ade Heating and Cooling. To learn more about their heating and cooling services or to request a free repair estimate, visit them online or call (609) 693-6050.