As an HVAC company, we know keeping your home cozy is your top priority. But as you turn up the heat in winter and blow the AC continuously in summer, your energy bills will likely skyrocket, and your HVAC system’s environmental footprint can weigh heavily on your conscience.
Luckily, by making informed choices, you can keep your home comfy while keeping your bills in check and reducing your environmental impact.
Before the 21st century and all its technology came around, we had to go upstairs and manually make adjustments to create the optimal temperature.
Smart thermostats are built using progressive technology, automatically improving your home’s temperature. They also adapt to your preferences and adjust the temperature when you are not home.
Seal the Leaks:
You pay good money to heat or cool your home, but if you have any leaks or gaps in your doors, windows, etc., you may be spending much more than you have to.
Sealing these leaks with weatherstripping and caulk is an easy DIY project that can make a big difference in your energy bills. The Yoder HVAC team can help you by ensuring your HVAC system is the right size and not working too hard.
Just like your car needs regular oil changes, your HVAC system requires maintenance. Schedule annual check-ups with Yoder HVAC to keep your system running efficiently. A well-maintained system can reduce energy consumption and extend the life of your unit, saving you money in the long run.
If your HVAC system is over a decade old, it might be time for an upgrade. New HVAC systems are more energy-conscious, which means they use less energy to produce the same heating or cooling.
You may even be eligible for tax incentives when you install an energy-efficient unit.
You might wonder if there is any reason why you heat or cool your entire house when you’re only using one or two rooms. Technology, being what it is, has developed zone control systems that allow you to customize the temperature in different areas of your home and not the entire house, which puts less strain on your already hard-working HVAC system.
Adjust your thermostat settings when you’re away from home. Lower the temperature in winter and raise it in summer to reduce energy consumption. Investing in a smart programmable thermostat can make this process even more accessible.
Keep Your Filters Clean
Dirty filters can restrict airflow, making your HVAC system work harder. Change or clean your filters regularly to maintain efficiency. At Yoder HVAC, we can help you with routine filter changes as part of our maintenance services.
Learn Your HVAC System
Understanding how your HVAC system works can help you make informed choices. Educate yourself about the components and operation of your system so you can troubleshoot minor issues and optimize performance.
Lowering your HVAC bills and reducing your environmental impact is achievable and beneficial for your wallet and the planet. With the right choices and regular maintenance from Yoder HVAC, you can stay comfortable while being kinder to your finances and the environment. So, let’s make your home the coziest and most sustainable place!