The highest energy consuming appliance in our home is the HVAC system. Both the air conditioning and heating system demands a lot of energy. The more energy used to heat or cool the air inside of your home, the more you will have to pay. When you are looking to reduce your utility bills there are a few ways that can help make a big difference, especially when you put them altogether. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing will share what you can do to help make your HVAC system run more efficiently and help you save more money.
Change Air Filters
Changing your HVAC filters is essential. It improves the health and efficiency of the HVAC system. The filters help the HVAC system, your home, and your bills in many ways. If the air filters become dirty and neglected, it forces the HVAC system to work harder since the air flow is being restricted. This is a problem. Not only do the dirty filters restrict the air and force the HVAC system to work harder, it also wears down the HVAC system quicker and cranks up your energy consumption. It also makes your home indoor air quality poor. To help improve your home air quality, prevent premature wear of the HVAC system, and save money on your utility bills, remember to replace your HVAC filters regularly.
Clean Air Duct Registers & Vents
The air duct registers and vents should be kept clean. The vents and registers build up dirt quite easily and again restrict the air flow form the heating or air conditioning system. If the air flow is restricted in any way, it is important to improve the flow by cleaning the key points of air flow. Additionally, make sure that furniture or any other obstructions isn’t blocking any registers or vents, specifically low level or ground vents.
Seal Air Leaks in Home Around Windows & Doors
Another major problem that affects your home HVAC system is windows and doors that don’t seal. Weather stripping is always used around the edges of doors to help seal them. If the weather stripping is worn down and has gaps that is allowing the conditioned air to flow out or the outside air to flow in, it can create a major efficiency problem. Make sure all windows and doors are sealed and closed tightly to prevent the energy waste.
Air Conditioner Tune Up Preventive Maintenance
One of the best ways to ensure your HVAC system is running efficiently is by having an HVAC technician come and service the HVAC system. We will inspect the air conditioner and heating unit and make sure that it is cleaned, and lucubrated for prime efficiency. Additionally we can also make sure that there aren’t any failing components that require repair or replacement. By repairing the smaller parts as they wear out, you can help improve efficiency. Most importantly, it can help extend the life of your HVAC system.
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If you need help improving your HVAC system’s efficiency to save money on your next utility bill, contact Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing for all of your HVAC and plumbing needs.