The HVAC system is responsible for total comfort by providing an ideal temperature in your home,. However, did you know that it is also responsible for saving energy? An efficient unit can assist you in conserving energy that would otherwise be wasted, and consequently help you save money. Below are some simple tips that will optimize the usage of your HVAC unit and help you save energy.

Regularly change air filters

Changing the air filters of your HVAC unit may not seem important, but it is. The buildup of dust and debris in old air filters can cause obstructions that prevent your HVAC system from running efficiently (and spread allergens in your home!). A quick filter change lets clean air flow through your home and prevents your unit from overworking and wasting energy.

Keep your thermostat low

It might be tempting to crank up the temperature of the thermostat during colder months. However, this wastes energy and ultimately is not the best way to keep your home warm. Experts suggest that heat loss does not occur as quickly when external temperatures are low. Maintaining an indoor temperature of around 70 degrees Fahrenheit should be adequate in keeping a comfortable environment while also saving energy that could otherwise make an electric bill skyrocket.

Ensure sealed ducts

If your home has any air leaks or damaged air ducts, you could be losing energy in the form of drafts or inefficient circulation. Unsealed openings to the outside can let out heat or allow heat into the home, counteracting the settings of your thermostat so that you need to drop or raise the temperature to fix it. Thankfully, these issues can be fixed easily. Sealing damaged air ducts and leaks can be accomplished easily by an experienced HVAC technician.

Close curtains and blinds

During the warmer months of the year, the sun pouring into your home can heat up the house you work so hard to keep cool. By closing the curtains and/or blinds during the day, you can prevent rising temperatures and save the energy that you would otherwise be using by lowering the thermostat to counteract the sunlight.

Schedule routine maintenance

Routine HVAC tune-ups are perhaps the most important of the energy-saving tips that can benefit the unit. Experts suggest that HVAC units should be inspected once every six months for routine repairs. During these inspections, an experienced technician will conduct thorough tests to ensure that everything is working properly and efficiently. To schedule a tune-up with trusted HVAC technicians, contact us at 334-790-0977 or book here.