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Pop quiz – How much of your home’s total energy usage is comprised of your heating and air conditioning system?!

Believe it or not, up to 50% of your home’s energy costs are due to your heating and air conditioning! With that being said, it’s important to make smart decisions in the investment of your home’s HVAC system. This means that it’s not as simple as ON and OFF, HEAT or COOL.

There are many services and products that help increase your system’s efficiency, as well as simple steps in your very own home that you can do!

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First and foremost, control what you can control. Make sure to change your filter regularly and on time as required. There are different types of filters on the market, with the most common being the standard pleated filter, suggested to be changed once a month. When your system has a clean filter, it’s not only filtering your breathing air from any particles but also allowing better airflow. When a filter becomes dirty and clogged, it restricts the airflow getting through it. This causes additional stress on the equipment, which increases the likelihood of a potential breakdown and requires more energy to operate under those conditions!

We recommend the following to help keep your system’s efficiency as best as possible:

Invest in a Preventative Maintenance Agreement. More information on this can be found on our Preventative Maintenance page. Case and point, there is no better investment than having a qualified, licensed professional inspect your system annually or bi-annually.

Consider a Programmable Thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to program your schedule into the thermostat so that you can better control when your home is cooling or heating to your comfort level when you are home. When you are away at work and no one is in the home, you’ll have the ability to adjust the temperature of the system to a higher or lower setting to consume less energy, and when you return, your home will be programmed to be at just the temperature you desire. You would never notice it was different.

Ensure all your ductwork is properly sealed and not allowing conditioned air to escape. This one is simple. If your ductwork is coming apart or deteriorating in your unconditioned attic or outside under your home, the conditioned air is escaping and not entering your home as designed! This means wasted energy dollars and subpar comfort in your home. Our technicians have contractor grade Duct Sealant and Code Approved Adhesive Tape to make sure all leaks can be sealed and intact.

Ask your technician about other options available. There are products on the market that are designed to help boost the performance of your system’s compressor, and protect your equipment as well from other effects such as power surges or salt-water corrosion. Have a conversation with any one of our technicians, or contact our office and we will gladly educate you on what is available for your home.

Ask about proper system installation, and when to consider upgrading to a newer, more efficient product. It doesn’t matter how great of a system to purchase – if it is not installed correctly, you may be spending more on your energy costs and are likely to have much more service calls coming your way in the future due to improper installation. When considering upgrading your home’s system, research the company you are considering and read third party reviews. As the age old saying goes, “You get what you pay for” rings true in our industry as well.



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