Energy saving tips can mean more money in your pockets and maximizing comfort for you and your family. Here are a few steps you can take towards achieving HVAC efficiency.

1. Keep a Schedule for Changing Your Air Filter

It is a good practice to check your filter every month. This is especially important during heavy use months (Summer and Winter). Filters that have built up dirt will slow air flow, in turn making your system work harder, wasting energy.

2. Schedule Routine Maintenance for Your HVAC Equipment

A yearly HVAC system tune-up is just as important to the health of your system as a tune-up for your vehicle. Call and schedule routine maintenance with your local HVAC company.

3. Consider Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are ideal for individuals and families who are on the go and away from the house during set periods of time throughout the week. An upwards of $180 a year can be saved through proper use of a pre-programmed thermostat.

4. Seal Heating & Cooling Ducts

Taking the time to seal and insulate ducts that run from a central air conditioner, heat pump or forced air furnace can greatly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, as the ducts often turn into big energy wasters.

5. Utilize ENERGY STAR Qualified HVAC Equipment

Installing HVAC Replacement Systems with ENERGY STAR qualified equipment can drastically reduce your energy bill. But first, reach out to an HVAC company to come inspect your home for air leaks and duct issues since these can be the real sources of HVAC issues in your home, not the equipment.