HVAC & Energy Efficiency Facts

Did you know that heating and cooling your home makes up as much as half the energy costs?  Here are a few tips to help you make informed decisions about your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that can save you money on your utility bills.

  1. HVAC, stands for heating, ventilation, air conditioning.
  2. Having the proper size unit for the area you have significantly affects your HVAC efficiency.
  3. By installing an electronic air cleaner, you can clean 40x the unwanted particles from your home than a standard filter.
  4. With proper insulation and sealing up air leaks around your windows and doors, you can make your home up to 30% more energy efficient.
  5. Unplug to conserve! 75% of the electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while devices are turned off.
  6. Making sure the heating and air conditioning ductwork in your home is properly sealed can improve the efficiency of your systems as much as 20%.
  7. Roughly 60% of homes in the United States are heated with gas forced air furnaces.
  8. Regular filter changes.  You should check your system’s air filter once a month, especially during months of heavy use.  A clogged air filter can cause a slow down of air flow and make your system work harder to keep you comfortable.  A clean air filter also prevents dust and dirt from building up in your heating and air conditioning units, which can lead to expensive maintenance costs and early system failure.
  9. Annual performance checks can improve the efficiency of your systems, check out our Preventative Maintenance Program to save you money on costly emergency service calls.
  10. Proper installation of new heating and air conditioning units is important.  Improper installation can reduce system efficiency by 30%.  Avoid costly mistakes by only hiring licensed professional HVAC technicians.

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