During the coldest and hottest weeks in Boynton Beach, your heating and cooling system is an important ally in keeping your home comfortable. On the other hand, it’s also your worst enemy when trying to reduce your energy consumption. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, your HVAC system could account for nearly half of your household’s energy use.
That hefty draw of energy makes your HVAC unit a good place to start improving your energy habits. Whether you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint or want to lower your energy bill, there are many ways—big and small—to manage how your heating and cooling system expends energy.
Switch Out Your Air Filters
The air filters in your HVAC system are important to upholding your home’s air quality. They help catch a variety of debris—including dust, dirt and other small particles—and stop them from polluting your home. However, dirty filters impact even more than the air quality. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a dirty filter can lower air conditioner efficiency by up to 15 percent. Changing out your air filter consistently keeps your system from using an excessive amount of energy. Replace one-inch pleated filters every month. Remember, filters may need more frequent attention if your HVAC system is in constant use, is subject to dusty conditions, or you have pets in the house. Call A2Z Air Inc to find out what frequency of filter change is appropriate for your system.
Schedule Regular HVAC Service
If you expect your HVAC system to run as efficiently as possible, routine maintenance is key. During spring, have an HVAC technician review your air conditioner and clean its coils, check refrigerant levels, adjust system controls and more. In the fall, have them return to check up on your furnace and make adjustments before the cold weather sets in later. Routine maintenance makes sure your equipment is ready to operate exactly as it was supposed to—with peak efficiency. A2Z Air Inc professionals are qualified to help your system get back on track.
Switch Out Your Thermostat
Saving money on your energy bill can be as simple as adjusting the temperature in your home while you’re asleep or away. The closer the house’s temp is to the conditions outside, the lower your energy bill can be. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll need to take extreme measures every day. The U.S. Department of Energy recommends lowering or upping (depending on the season) your temperature by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or gone.
You could make these adjustments manually each day, but a programmable thermostat helps the process. These thermostats allow you to determine a schedule for your HVAC system and automatically adjusts the temperature in your home to match it. A smart thermostat takes your control a step further, typically allowing you to monitor the temperature wirelessly from almost anywhere. Talk with A2Z Air Inc to see if either of these options would be beneficial for your home.
Review Your Equipment
Out-of-date HVAC equipment can be a drain on your energy bill every month. Whether they’re no longer operating efficiently, are the incorrect size for your home or lack the energy efficiency new systems have, there’s a likelihood your system is costing you extra money if it’s more than 10 years old.
When you’ve decided it’s time to look for a replacement system, A2Z Air Inc can help you out. We’ll help you get to know different efficiency ratings and pick a system that will work for your needs.
If you have additional questions about watching your energy costs, need to book maintenance or want to discuss new system choices, the team at A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach is prepared to guide you. Call us at 561-270-6228 or schedule an appointment online.