Tips On How To Prepare Your HVAC For Optimum Energy Savings



Our weather can be very unpredictable, and the most obvious ways it affects your life, is in your electricity and gas bills. Switching your equipment from heating to cooling and opening and closing your windows can keep your HVAC constantly running. This can add up quickly, potentially doubling your monthly costs associated with your energy bills.

Insulation and Setting Temperatures

Making sure to invest in the best insulation possible will help maintain stable temperatures and keep your energy costs down lower.

A common misconception is that insulation keeps your home warm, but in reality it helps to keep your home temperatures stay consistent.

You can keep these temperature fluctuations down by establishing temperature settings for certain weather conditions.  A good way to minimize your costs during warm fluctuations is to let your thermostat stay on Auto, and then Heat once we reach a lower temperature. This may allow your home to get a little toasty during the day, but when the temperature takes the inevitable dive back down at night, you will have prepared your HVAC to heat appropriately during your sleeping hours. (See GeneralAC.com for more info)

Smart Thermostat

One of the most economical ways to prepare your HVAC system for the change and fluctuation in weather is to install a smart thermostat. With the advancements in technology, thermostats now can be charted to your schedule, monitor the weather and temperature, and be programmed to do a host of many other things.

This style thermostat will prepare your HVAC system to maintain a temperature within certain thresholds, allowing you to program it to cool if the temperature reaches above 75, but heat your house if the temperature dips below 65. This can cost extra on your bills, due to the changing modes of your HVAC system, but it can guarantee your temperature remains within your comfort levels.

With a little anticipation, you can balance out the costs by programming the thermostat to turn off heating and cooling when the house is empty, or during the hottest or coolest hours of the day. By having a programmable thermostat, you can minimize your usage and costs or maximize the comfort of your residence.

Regular Maintenance

Sure, setting your thermostat is a great way to prepare your HVAC for random weather change, but what about preparing your HVAC to best cool and heat your room? To best combat to changing weather is to have an HVAC that is able to act fast and efficiently.

The best way to make sure this is a reality is to schedule and perform regular cleaning and maintenance. Dust and other airborne items can clog your HVAC unit, and its filters. Making sure to regularly clean these can keep the temperature of your house regulated.

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