Maximize HVAC Efficiency & Save

Are you ready to maximize HVAC efficiency in your home to stay comfortable while you save money? Well, you should be, because it's not as hard as you might think. There are some very simple, easy steps you can take to improve heating or air conditioning performance without sacrificing your comfort. Who wouldn't want to do that?

Maximize HVAC Efficiency, Because Comfort Ain't Free

You're probably looking to save some money on your utility bill, and who isn't these days? The obvious thing you can do is invest in energy efficient technology like an energy efficient heat pump.

But what if you already have one and want to save more? Well, then you can do any of the following:

  • What goes up must come down...unless you have a leaky roof or attic. Conditioned air escaping out the top of your house isn't going to do anyone any good. Have the roof repaired, and then put in additional insulation where possible.
  • Program around your life. Properly used, a programmable thermostat can save up to 20% on annual heating and cooling costs. That's a lot, and you get there just by reducing your consumption when no one is home. Simple!
  • A clean system is an efficient system. The more dust and debris that builds up on the inside of your furnace or air conditioner will impact performance for the worse. Change or clean your air filter regularly, and make sure a professional cleans the system at least on an annual basis.
  • Optimize your condenser for superior performance. Obstructed airflow is a bad thing, so make sure there aren't giant weeds growing up around your condenser. If you can shade your condenser, that helps too. Just be careful that whatever is shading the unit is at least two feet away (cause airflow).

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