As much as 50 percent of the energy your home uses can go toward heating and cooling. To reduce that amount as much as possible, you can boost the efficiency of your HVAC system so that you see savings in your utility bills.
Change Your Air Filters
This is a very simple step that you should perform regularly. By replacing or cleaning your air filters (check the manufacturer’s recommendations for which is appropriate for your filters), you make it easier for air to flow through. This prevents your air system from overworking and wasting energy.
A service check for your HVAC system will help you get the most miles out of it as well as keep it running efficiently. Every single component is inspected to make sure it is running at peak performance. This protects you from unexpected breakdowns caused by deterioration of parts.
Install A Programmable Thermostat
These give you the ability to control your air system even when you are away from home. If your house is empty for hours a day, a programmable thermostat will help you reduce energy waste while still keeping your home comfortable. They can be set to go to an energy-saving mode after you leave and then turn on shortly before you get back so that you don’t have to wait in an uncomfortable house.
Seal Your Ductwork
You can lose as much as 20 percent of your conditioned air through faulty ducts. Sealing them with an easy to use duct mastic can help with your HVAC system’s air distribution. It is a spreadable, putty-like substance that can be applied over any holes or cracks to prevent air from escaping.
For more tips and advice on how to get the most from your HVAC system, contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical today. We proudly serve the greater Portland area.