Summer is here, and if you’re like most people, your HVAC system is running non stop to keep your dwelling cool. But, running your HVAC system 24/7 uses a lot of energy, which can be quite expensive. So, in order to help, we’ve compiled a list of energy saving HVAC tips.
8 HVAC Energy Savings Tips
- Ensure your unit has room to breathe.
You want to avoid clutter near your HVAC system, both inside and outside. This will not only help your system run more efficiently, but having clutter or debris near your HVAC system is actually a fire hazard.
- Make sure that everything is sealed.
Double check to make sure that all windows and exterior doors are closed and properly sealed. This will help you keep your cold air where it belongs, inside your dwelling.
- Clean or change air filters on a monthly basis.
Dirty filters can lead to your HVAC system struggling to circulate air. It can also eventually even damage your system. You need to clean or replace your heating and cooling air filters every month that they’re in use.
- Make sure vents are clean and open.
Keep your air vents free of dust, dirt, and pet hair by vacuuming them at least once a year.
- Don’t set your temperature so low.
According to Energy.gov, you can save up to 10% a year on both heating and cooling costs by “simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.”
- Get a system check.
Regular preventative maintenance can not only ensure that your HVAC system operates efficiently, which helps reduce your utility bills, but it will also extend the lifespan of your system. Have a technician check out your HVAC system to ensure it will keep you cool all summer long.
- Don’t let the sun in.
Yes, we know how lovely sunshine can be, but on a hot day, letting the sun stream into your home can be counterproductive. Keeping your blinds or curtains closed on a bright and sunny day can go a long way to helping keep your home cooler, which lightens your HVAC system’s load because it doesn’t have to work so hard.
- Install an ENERGY STAR qualified HVAC system.
If you haven’t already done so, upgrade your current system to a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
How Huge Heating & Cooling Can Help!
Huge Heating & Cooling has been offering superior HVAC system installation, maintenance, and repair services to Northeast Ohio residents since 1965. Whether you are a homeowner or commercial business, we can handle your HVAC needs and ensure that your air conditioner keeps running all summer long. Give us a call at (440) 276-3058 to learn more about our services, or request a service quote or new equipment installation now!