Your HVAC unit powers one of the most basic comforts in your home; heating and cooling. The energy bills to power your HVAC are unavoidable, but there are some good ways to reduce the cost of your energy bills, while also reducing the risk of having to pay for pricey emergency fixes. Hunter Heat & Air has compiled some useful strategies to help you cut back on your HVAC spending.
1. Have Your Air Filters Replaced Regularly
When your air filters become dirty, the dust and debris clogging them interrupts the air flow throughout your home. This means that your HVAC unit has to work harder to push more air through the ducts to keep your home at a stable and comfortable temperature. All of this hard work ends up costing you more on energy expenses. Regularly replacing your dirty filters with clean ones allows your system to function properly with less energy, saving you money on energy bills.
2. Use A Programmable Thermostat
Being able to control the temperature of your home at the push of a button has more perks than just convenience. Having the power to choose what temperature to set your home at certain times of the day will help you reduce energy use. For example, if you won’t be home for a while, being able to reduce unnecessary heating or air conditioning by adjusting the thermostat will mean less spent on utility bills for you.
3. Get Your Ductwork Inspected
Ducts in your home will eventually collect dust and debris particles which hinder good air-flow. Ducts may also become loose and damaged, allowing valuable conditioned air to escape the system. After an inspection, a professional can tell whether or not there are problems in your ductwork that are causing problems for your wallet. Finding and fixing these problems and having your ducts cleaned will save you from letting conditioned air go to waste, saving you from paying for squandered energy.
4. Have Maintenance Performed Regularly
Hunter offers comprehensive maintenance to inspect all aspects of your system.
Regular maintenance will work on two fronts:
- Problem Prevention
Having a qualified and licensed Hunter Super Tech look at your system will alert
you to any issues like components that have been worn down from
use and may need to be replaced soon. Fixing a problem or replacing a part now,
before something important breaks down, will save you the trouble of an
unexpected breakdown in the future, which will likely be more expensive to repair.
- Efficiency Assurance
A thorough inspection and tune up will have your system running at peak
efficiency. When this happens, it means your system doesn’t have to work as hard to maintain temperatures within your home, which in turn means less energy use and smaller utility bills for you.
Call Hunter Super Techs today at 580-223-9090 to schedule maintenance and learn about different solutions that help you save on heating and cooling costs!