You spend quite a bit of your monthly income on heating and cooling bills, so it’s important that these systems operate at peak performance. If your furnace or A/C isn’t efficient, for example, you'll pay for 100 percent of the energy it consumes, but it may use just 70 percent to heat and cool the home. That adds up to a lot of wasted energy over the course of a year.There is good news, however. By taking just a few proactive steps, you can decrease the amount of wasted energy in your home.
Change air filters every month during seasons of increased use (summer for the A/C and winter for the furnace). Dirt and debris that collect in the filter can block the flow of air, which forces the heating and cooling systems to work overtime. This wastes energy and can eventually lead to increased maintenance and repairs. It can also blow dust into your home.
Your entire heating and cooling system needs preventive maintenance every year. Like the air filter, the components of your systems need cleaned and inspected to prevent buildup and leaks that cause energy losses.
Using a programmable thermostat is an inexpensive way to control the way you use your furnace and A/C. The equipment lets you set up a recurring schedule to turn the systems on and off, so that you don’t waste energy heating and cooling an unoccupied home.
The ductwork connected to your HVAC system can either make or break your utility bills. Air losses in ductwork are common, and sealing these air leaks can mean better use of energy as well as increased home comfort.
Purchase energy-efficient equipment and really boost your savings. A furnace, for example, that’s rated 90 percent efficient uses 90 percent of the energy it consumes to heat your home.
Installation also affects performance. Choose a qualified contractor to do the job.
Are you getting maximum efficiency from your systems? Take the necessary steps to avoid energy loss, and contact our professionals. Experts at Air Assurance are ready to help you develop a plan of attack to get better energy savings. We have been proudly serving the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area since 1985.Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information, click here. Air Assurance services Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website or see our current promotions.