Micheal’s Cooling & Heating
Did you know that almost half the energy used in your house is spent on cooling and heating? This is why making educated decisions when it comes to your HVAC system can show a large decrease on your power bills. To ensure HVAC energy and efficiency, the number one step you can do is change your filter at least every three months, during winter and summer months experts recommend switching it out more frequently.
A clean filter provides better air quality, and stops your system having to work unnecessarily hard, and hopefully preventing early system failure. Be sure to have an annual maintenance check performed on your HVAC system. This will assist in efficiency because hopefully small problems will be caught before they become large ones, and your technician can offer you energy tips.
Installing a programmable thermostat can allow you adjust your temperature from your smart phone, meaning your house doesn’t have to be cool or warm when it is empty, causing your HVAC system to switch between useless on and off cycles. Instead, you can turn the temperature up or down as you are on your way home! This helps with efficiency and lowers your bill.
Using energy star qualified and labeled products means you will own products that are guaranteed to be energy efficient. If your HVAC system is over ten years old, you may consider an upgrade. Sealing your cooling and heating ducts can increase HVAC efficiency by as much as 20%. It is recommended you seal them using duct sealant or metal backed tape to seal in the connections and seams of the ducts. One final word of advice, is make sure your equipment is installed correctly. Your bill could be 30% higher if equipment is running that hasn’t been installed properly.