A new HVAC, with all components and factors taken into account, will run as efficiently as possible when it’s new. Everything ages, however, and your HVAC is no exception. Eventually, you will notice changes in the way it consumes energy.
Keep Your HVAC Maintained
Without maintenance, your HVAC is likely to consume more energy and break more often. You might even have to replace it too soon. A good way to keep the high costs away is to invest in an HVAC maintenance program.
Keep Your Windows and Doors Closed
There are energy-saving windows available, but you should keep them and your doors closed if you don’t want the outdoor temperature to enter your home. Mind any air leaks around your home. You can hire a professional for a home performance audit to find out how you can make your home more energy-efficient.
Keep Your HVAC Clean
Your HVAC uses a filter to ensure the cleanliness of the air in your home. Clean or replace the filter every month if you live in a dusty region, and at least every three months if you live in a place where there is less dust.
Remove anything that blocks your ducts or vents. Furniture, boxes and other items can get in the way of optimum airflow. Blockages can make your HVAC work harder than it should just to keep the temperature balanced.
Use an Automatic Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can lower your HVAC’s energy usage. Set it to lower heating levels when you’re at work or when you’re asleep. Change the heating or cooling levels every change of season to achieve a comfortable and consistent temperature without using too much energy.
Window replacement is a great way to make your home more energy-efficient, but how you use your HVAC also has a lot to do with efficiency and comfort. We can help you improve the performance of your home. Call California Energy Consultant Service at (916) 239-7779 today. We’ll work with you in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento and in other areas in CA.