Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Heating System
New high-efficiency systems can cut electricity bills by up to 50%! Of course not all homes are created equal, so your new system should be matched to the exact needs of your home. Proper sizing is essential for capturing all the savings potential these new high efficiency systems can deliver!
Keep it tuned up and clean with preventative Maintenance
Don’t have a maintenance program for your HVAC system? It prolongs the life, keeps the system efficient, and will save you money by minimizing breakdowns. By surveying hundreds of service calls we found that 65% of all breakdowns are caused by DIRT…A system tune-up will also catch small problems before they can become large, expensive ones.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Changing the system’s air filters once a month, or as needed, helps ensure that your system has smooth, uninterrupted air flow. This is especially important on oil and gas systems that can overheat due to low airflow and cause a crack in the heat exchanger which can be a major expense! New filters can help your system work more efficiently, saving you money in the process. For example, routinely replacing filters in your home’s heating system can account for energy consumption savings of 5 to 15 percent.
Invest In A Programmable Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat can reduce energy usage when your home is not occupied. Set up a comfort schedule that allows your system to work only when you needed. Programmable thermostats adjust home temperature automatically based on your preferences and you can reduce the amount of money you spend heating an empty home.
Keep supply and Return Air Vents Object Free
Keep your air supply and return vents free of furniture, clothing, or drapes allows your furnace to operate properly and efficiently. Clear vents will help ensure that heated air is distributed evenly throughout your home.
Avoid Excessive Use of Exhaust Fans
Think of it… every bit of air that is exhausted outside by your bath fans, kitchen stove vents, or even clothes dryers is replaced by outside air! Excessive use of bathroom or kitchen exhaust fans make your HVAC system work harder and your energy costs skyrocket. Keep costs in check by minimizing use of home exhaust fans.