Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home
All About Comfort Heating & Cooling HVAC Advice
Avoid unexpected HVAC repair expenses and lower your monthly utility bill cost with these energy-saving tips listed below.
Replace Your Air Filters on a Regular Basis - At minimum, change your air filter every 3 months; however, check it monthly... If it looks dirty, change it! Having a dirty air filter will slow down airflow, therefore making your heating/ cooling system work harder.
Make Sure the Ceiling Fan is Spinning the Right Direction - In winter, set your ceiling fan to spin clockwise which will blow the rising hot air down. In the warmer months, set it counter-clockwise so cooler air is circulated instead throughout the room.
Make Sure Your HVAC Equipment Receives Annual Maintenance - It's easy to forget about your heating and cooling systems, until you need them (out of sight, out of mind). But it's extremely important that your HVAC equipment receives an annual maintenance check-up. A neglected system slowly loses its ability to keep your home comfortable at the same level of efficiency as it once did and can be prone to unexpected break downs. If it's been awhile since your air conditioner or furnace has had a check-up, make sure you schedule an appointment with our experts.
Install a Programmable Thermostat - Having a programmable thermostat is a simple solution to save energy and lower utility cost (with the proper settings, you can save close to $200 a year). Programmable thermostats allows you to take control of your home's temperature to coordinate with your schedule.
Open and Close Your Curtains - When it's cold outside during the winter months, open your curtains during the day to naturally heat your home and close them at night to keep the heat in.
Seal and Insulate Your Air Ducts - Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump can easily loose lots of energy. To make them more energy efficient, make sure your air ducts are properly sealed and insulated to help eliminate some of the wasted energy.
Seal and Insulate Your Home - Air sealing your home and adding insulation to your walls and attic can help retain your home's heat. Up to 25% of your home's heat is lost through small openings throughout your home.
Replace Your Existing HVAC System - If your air conditioning or heating unit is over 10 years old and not working properly, it may be time for an upgrade. Replacing your unit for a more energy-efficient unit will help lower utility bills. If you are unsure if your unit just needs a repair or needs replaced, contact our experts at All About Comfort and we'll come over and evaluate your old unit to help you make the best decision to fit your needs and budget.