We’re all trying to save money wherever we can, and paying for comfort is no exception. Thankfully, HVAC efficiency keeps more money in your wallet and benefits the environment as well. Typically, heating and cooling account for at least half of your energy expenses! That’s why efficiency is a critical part of saving money on your monthly bill. In this post, we’ll offer a few practical tips on how increase energy savings by increasing efficiency.
SEAL THE GAPS
If there are cracks or gaps around windows and doors, be sure to seal them up tight. These are generally relatively easy DIY projects. You can get sealant and tape at your local hardware store. You want air coming in through your vents, but not through doors and windows! Sealing them up will help you keep the comfortable air (that you can control) in!
REGULAR HVAC MAINTENANCE
Regular HVAC maintenance will increase the lifespan of your unit and increase efficiency. It’s a good idea to have it checked out once a year. The Bosworth Company in Kerrville runs specials every spring and fall to get your HVAC ready for the heat or cool. These Clean and Checks include a full clean, inspection, and general tune-up!
Regular replacement of your filters will help your HVAC unit breathe easier, prevent it from working as hard, make it last longer, and increase its efficiency.
GET WITH THE PROGRAM
Programmable thermostats are one of the newest high-tech features in the HVAC world. Just program the temperature to fit your schedule. A smart thermostat can even learn your habits and make temperature adjustments accordingly. You can even control the temperature from an app when you’re away. All these factors increase both comfort, efficiency and energy savings.
Every part of your HVAC unit will age and need to be replaced eventually. The core of your unit will likely need an overhaul about once every 15 years. Putting it off will not only leave you uncomfortable but can cost you efficiency since your unit is working harder when it’s past its prime.
WORTH THE CALL
If you notice a problem with your heating or A/C, don’t wait to get it fixed. The Bosworth Company can come to give you a tune-up or recommend a new unit if necessary. Make an appointment today by calling 830-428-2764 or scheduling one online. The Bosworth Company. Worth the Call. Always.