How to Save Energy and Costs with Your HVAC System

The summer heat is approaching. Many homes are turning on their HVAC systems to stay cool. But, with rising energy costs across the U.S., your HVAC could be hurting your wallet. Without proper maintenance of your air conditioning system or even updating old systems, your home can be overusing energy and raising your costs. Finding tricks to save money on energy should be a priority.

Here are some ways that you can save energy and cut costs with your HVAC system.

Service your HVAC

An old or faulty HVAC unit can cost you more than you know. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), regular maintenance of your HVAC unit can make the lifetime of your unit last 40% longer, saving you money in the long run. You can service your HVAC on your own as well, instead of having to pay for services. The DOE recommends changing your filter every one or two months during the summer. A clogged filter reduces how efficiently your unit works. You should also ensure the back of your unit on the outside of your home is free of tree branches and foliage which can also reduce the efficiency.

Install a Smart Thermostat

Consider installing a smart thermostat. Smart Thermostats can learn the temperature patterns of heating and cooling a home to make the most efficient and cost-effective solution. When no one is home, you can program the thermostat to the correct setting to save energy, and some you can program from an app when not even home.

Install a More Efficient HVAC

If your HVAC unit is worn and outdated, it may be time to install a new, more efficient HVAC. The long-term benefit of using a new HVAC with a higher energy efficiency ratio can lower your energy costs. Pairing a new unit with regular servicing and cleaning will make the unit efficient for longing, cutting energy use by up to 50% according to the DOE.

Home Improvement

Even with an efficient HVAC system, sometimes the problem of too much energy use lies in your home. As summertime approaches, the sun can counteract the colling of your home. Covering your windows with blinds or solar screens can prevent the summer heat from getting into the home and ensure your cooling system doesn’t work overtime. You can also do a check around your home to see if there are any places where air can escape or come in. Make sure your windows and doors are securely closed as well as gaps in walls such as the basement or where the ground meets the foundation of your home.

Contact Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions To Help You Save

At Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions, we have years of experience working with our customers to have the most efficient, highest quality air conditioning services. Our technicians can prepare you for the summer, repairing your systems and installing new HVAC units to make sure you stay cool for the heat of the summer.

Contact us at (304) 212-2004 to find out how Dodrill Comfort & Energy Solutions can help you!