As we transition into warmer weather, there is a tendency to consume more energy. We turn the AC on, intermittently adjust the temperatures to meet our desired comfort level, and increase water usage for landscaping and gardening.
While all those changes are necessary during the transition period, here are some cost saving tips to help you take care of both your HVAC and Plumbing Systems, and ensure that they are operating at maximum efficiency without unnecessary waste.
Have your ductwork inspected and secured
Poorly installed ductwork can lead to uneven heating and cooling from one room to another, often resulting in a higher utility bill. The ductwork is one of the core components of your HVAC system. If installed improperly, it can make even the best system on the market inefficient! Additionally, as your ductwork ages, it can affect the efficiency of your HVAC system in the long run. Professional ductwork inspection is recommended to guarantee secure and properly installed ductwork, and maximum system efficiency.
Replace you HVAC Filters regularly
Clogged filters seem like a minor issue, but can be very devastating to your system. As the filter compiles a layer of allergens and pollutants, it becomes more difficult for air to pass through the filter. In turn, the system has to work harder to reach and maintain a comfortable temperature. A full filter also becomes ineffective at trapping particles passing through the system, causing an accumulation of dust and allergens inside your home. It is important to inspect your filters regularly. We recommend changing standard, one inch filters every month, and every three to 6 months for more advanced filter systems.
Clean Evaporator and Condenser Coils
Dirty HVAC coils are a hindrance to the comfort that your system provides. They can affect the system’s performance, efficiency, and overall lifespan. Failure to change filters regularly can contribute to the clogged coils in your system. The best way to care for your system internally is to have an HVAC technician chemically clean the coils and install a filter to prevent future build up.
Update Outdated HVAC equipment
Aging equipment could be the reason for high utility bills, and frequent breakdowns and repairs. Replacing outdated equipment with a new, energy efficient system will not only reduce your energy bills, but also keep you and your family comfortable all year long. Even if your system is relatively new, but seems unable to properly heat or cool each room in your house, it’s possible you have a system that is not suitable for your home. Our comfort specialists analyze every detail of your home to create a precise calculation that will determine the system you need. Each system should be as unique as your home. You can speak to one of our Comfort Specialists today for a free estimate or evaluation of your current HVAC system.
Install a WIFI enabled Thermostat
With a WIFI enabled thermostat, you have ultimate control of your heating and cooling, no matter where you are. With any smart phone, you can monitor the temperature remotely, and adjust system operation throughout the day. Paired with a variable speed system, the programmable thermostat will also set your desired temperature and automatically adjust throughout the day to maintain efficiency. Switch to a smart thermostat today and save on both time and energy!
Switch to a Tankless Water Heater
Tankless Water Heaters have a longer life expectancy, and require less energy than standard water heaters, saving both operating and energy costs. Tankless water heaters heat the water quicker and only as desired. Their compact design makes them convenient and easy to to install in any location. With a tankless water heater, you never have to worry about running out of hot water!
Repair Plumbing Leaks
Detecting and repairing plumbing leaks ahead of time can save you from disastrous, expensive repairs!
Install a water filtration system today
Avoid issues like bad odor, corroded pipes, strange tasting water and more when you incorporate a water filtration system. We offer whole house solutions, or single faucet solutions. Watch this short video for more information!