Your heating and air system keeps your home comfortable throughout the changing seasons. During the winter and summer months, it works especially hard to warm and cool your home, which is why it’s important that you promote efficiency. Here’s a closer look at what you should and shouldn’t do to save energy and cut back on your HVAC expenses.
Change the filter.
Over time, your HVAC filter collects dirt, dust, and other impurities. When the filter becomes saturated, your heating and air system will require more power to pull in air, which usually increases energy use. Clean or replace the filter once per season at a minimum—and every month if you have pets or smoke in your home.
Upgrade the thermostat.
A programmable thermostat lets you fine-tune the temperature in your home. You’ll be able to keep the home cooler than usual while you’re at work in the winter or warmer in the summer, all while knowing it will be programmed to return to the desired comfort level shortly before you return. Many smart thermostats today allow you to control them no matter where you are—all at the tap of a smartphone button.
Forget to adjust the temperature when you leave.
Even if you have a standard thermostat, you still have control over how much money you save. Prior to leaving your home, adjust your thermostat to avoid wasting energy. Do this whether you leave your home for an afternoon outing or a multi-day trip.
Neglect professional maintenance.
Don’t forget to schedule heating and air maintenance with a professional HVAC contractor approximately once per year. During the appointment, your technician will promote energy efficiency by clearing the ductwork, calibrating the thermostat, and repairing any mechanical problems.
Keep your heating and air system efficient and fully operational with help from the team at Comfort Solutions Heating & Cooling Inc. For over 30 years, they’ve offered furnace and air conditioning repairs and replacements to clients throughout Foley, AL. Call (251) 967-4822 to book an appointment for maintenance and visit the website to learn more about how to care for your HVAC system.