Can My HVAC Unit Save Me Money?

October 1, 2021

Asking yourself, “How to save money on my HVAC unit?” Every winter and summer, many homeowners see a major uptick in their energy bills due to HVAC use. That said, you don’t want to suffer through those extreme temperatures without turning on the heat or air conditioner. You’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of ways to save money while still using your HVAC unit.

Follow the tips below, and your HVAC will be running at maximum efficiency in no time.

Invest in a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats are amazing pieces of technology that allow homeowners to control their home’s temperature from anywhere. That means you can leave the air conditioner or heater off all day, only turning it on an hour or two before you get home. Leaving your HVAC unit on all day could easily run up the energy bill. Smart thermostats help prevent that.

You can control most smart thermostats via an app or remote. Just be sure to do your research before making a purchase.

Choose the right HVAC system in the first place

It’s important to get an HVAC system large enough to maintain the temperature in your entire home but not so large that it wastes energy. The best way of determining what size HVAC system you need is by consulting an expert. Just be prepared to share several pieces of information with the HVAC expert, including your home’s size as well as your current heating and cooling needs.

Routinely clean your HVAC unit

For your HVAC to work at maximum efficiency, it should be clear of dirt, dust and other debris. Not only will keeping your HVAC unit clean help it run better, but it’ll also help prevent contaminants from infecting your air supply. An HVAC cleaning schedule should include routine changing of air filters.

Air filters are easy to change, though many people forget about them. A dirty air filter can prevent proper airflow, thus causing your HVAC unit to work harder. This could easily cause your energy bills to skyrocket. That’s why it’s good to check your air filters at least once a month.

Check for drafts

If you’re looking to take some of the pressure off your HVAC unit, check your doors and windows for drafts. Drafts can easily let cool or warm air escape, meaning your HVAC unit will have to work extra hard to maintain the temperature. There are several easy fixes for drafts in doors and windows. You could apply weatherstripping along the frames, reglaze loose window panes, invest in heavy curtains and much more.

So the answer to the question, “Can my HVAC unit save me money?” is yes—as long as you purchase the right HVAC unit in the first place and provide it with proper maintenance. If you’re unsure as to whether your unit is working at maximum efficiency, contact the experts at Kenny’s Air Conditioning & Heating Services, Inc. for a quick inspection. We’ll ensure that all components of your HVAC unit are running smoothly.

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