Many homes have a single heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, while others may have separate units. If you have a combined system that hasn’t been working optimally, it’s probably time to have it inspected by a heating and air conditioning repair service.
In some cases, your system may not be working well because it wasn’t installed properly. Furthermore, this may also be why your energy costs are 30% higher than expected. Another reason that your home’s interior climate may not be as comfortable as it could be is due to poor insulation.
Is your attic sufficiently insulated with proper ventilation? If not, this can reduce your HVAC’s energy consumption by an average of 10% to 12%.
Do you change your HVAC filter on a regular basis? Experts recommend changing filters a minimum of once every 3 months. This is because these filters minimize the circulation of allergens, dust, and dirt throughout your home. If they’re not changed often enough, the filters can become clogged and these materials will scatter throughout your home.
Since you’re concerned about your overall home energy costs, have you considered having a programmable thermostat installed? In addition to potentially saving an average of $180.00 a year on your bill, these are also convenient because you can adjust your temperature settings before you go to sleep, leave for work, or go on vacation.
When you take care of your HVAC unit by having regular maintenance, this system can last an average of 12 to 15 years. If it’s time to purchase a new unit, however, you may want to consider Energy Star certified ductless cooling systems or ductless heating and air conditioning systems.
According to Energy Star, there are several benefits to these systems. In addition to being able to control the climate in each room of your home, you can also reduce your heating costs. Energy Star certified heating pumps use 60% less energy, and when it comes to cooling, these systems use 30% less energy.
Depending on the area where you live, you may also be eligible for a rebate when you have Energy Star certified ductless cooling systems installed. While not all utility companies offer these rebates, some may offer up to $1,000.
If you haven’t had your existing system inspected recently, or are interested in learning more about Energy Star certified systems, you can contact a local heating and air conditioning company to find out more information. Helpful info also found here. Continue reading here.