It’s a new year, which means many of us are making New Year’s resolutions. If you’re a diehard resolution maker, why not consider some resolutions that will help you lower your utility bills and also help the world by reducing your carbon footprint? Read on for how HVAC resolutions can benefit you and the world you live in.
HVAC Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep
Try out some of these resolutions for greater comfort and savings for years to come:
- Choose Energy Star appliances. You can’t do better for your appliance replacements that to switch to those rated by Energy Star, the government program that tests and rates appliances for efficiency.
- Install a programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to create an efficient heating and cooling schedule so you can lower energy use when you don’t need as much, such as when your family is sleeping or away from home. Stick to the schedule you program and you will see significant savings.
- Air seal your home. You won’t realize the efficiency your HVAC system is capable of if you don’t have an airtight home. Inspect your home for air leaks around windows, doors, baseboards, attic hatch, electric switches and around the exterior wall entry holes for plumbing, cables and wires. Insulate, caulk and weather strip as needed.
- Change your air filter regularly. A dirty air filter will actually impede the airflow in your HVAC system, causing it to work harder. Clean air filters also keep the moving parts free of dirt and debris, and help maintain proper humidity levels in your home.
- Schedule preventative maintenance. Your HVAC system may not be broken, but often your licensed technician will detect small adjustments that can be made to make it run more efficiently. Schedule a furnace inspection in the fall and an air conditioner inspection in the spring so your system runs at its peak.
Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions can help you keep your New Year’s HVAC resolutions for the years to come. We serve central and southeast Florida.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Orlando, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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