Saving money and providing a long life for your heating and cooling equipment are benefits you receive from boosting your home’s energy efficiency. A few simple tasks can ensure that your HVAC system is functioning properly and efficiently.
Consider New Equipment: Purchasing new heating and cooling equipment can save you money, especially if your current HVAC equipment is old. New equipment often qualifies for a tax credit as well.
Seal the Gaps: Walking around the perimeter of your home and sealing any gaps you see around the windows or foundation can prevent air leakage, which contributes to energy loss. An HVAC professional can check your equipment as well as your ductwork and fix any leaks as well.
Keep Clean Filters: Dirty filters in your central unit as well as any stand-alone purifiers or dehumidifiers can make your equipment less efficient. Units will need to work harder and they will also pass less air into the home which means the unit will switch on and off more often as well.
Update Your Thermostat: Many new thermostats can be programmed to run only at certain times of the day and at different temperatures. This ensures that you’re not overusing your HVAC system when nobody is home.
Service Your Unit Biannually: Inspections and cleanings lengthen the life of your heating and cooling equipment. You use your HVAC system every day all year, so it’s important to make sure equipment is clean and working properly to keep your energy consumption at an efficient level. Ask about a service agreement, we schedule the correct intervals and you save money.
Utilize a Licensed Contractor: Whether you are having a new unit installed or you are having your existing unit serviced, make sure you hire a contractor who is highly recommended and qualified for the job. This ensures the job is properly done.
If you would like to upgrade or service your current equipment you can contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Count on us.
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