The Ultimate Guide to Home Energy Savings
In an effort to save money and protect the environment, homeowners are looking for more ways to reduce energy usage while maintaining comfort. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, about 29% of your utility bill comes from heating your home, using more energy and costing more money than any other system, highlighting the need to ensure your HVAC system is operating at peak efficiency. The team of certified professionals at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning can help you achieve your goals with our energy savings guide and a full range of HVAC services, including HVAC installation and replacement, repairs, and maintenance.
Seal Air Leaks
Conditioned air loss through holes, cracks, or disconnections in your ductwork can account for up to 30% of your monthly energy costs. Routine ductwork inspection can help to detect and resolve issues with your duct network, with benefits that include:
- Improved air quality: In unfinished spaces such as a basement or attic, leaky ductwork can draw in contaminants such as dust, mold, and other particulates.
- Increased energy efficiency: Air leakage can place undue stress on your HVAC system, as it must work harder than necessary to achieve and maintain the setpoint on your thermostat.
- Greater comfort: Duct sealing ensures the conditioned air reaches its destination, providing consistent, even cooling and heating throughout each room in your home.
Schedule Annual HVAC Maintenance
The best way to prolong the life span of your HVAC system, increase energy efficiency, and prevent most major repairs is with routine annual maintenance each spring and fall. During our visit, one of our skilled technicians will inspect, clean, and tune your equipment to ensure optimal performance and peak efficiency.
Perform Regular Filter Changes
A clogged filter can no longer trap harmful particulate, or prevent it from settling on HVAC components or recirculating through the indoor air. Restricted airflow forces the unit to work harder to heat or cool your home, wasting energy and driving up your monthly bills. Check your air filter once a month during heavy use and replace as needed.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule your HVAC system according to your unique schedule, to realize savings during those times you are asleep or away. A smart thermostat learns your habits and makes temperature adjustments accordingly, and can also be controlled from an app on your smartphone or tablet whether you are at home or away.
Make Timely Repairs
Contact the team at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning at the first sign of trouble for expert diagnosis and AC repair, to prevent further damage and ensure your HVAC system is operating at peak performance.
Upgrade Your Equipment
With an average life span of 12 to 15 years, you can expect to see a decrease in the efficiency of your HVAC system as you approach the 10-year mark. If your equipment is 10 years or older and you are facing a major repair, your energy bills are rising, or your home is no longer as comfortable as it once was, it may be time to consider upgrading your HVAC system to reduce energy usage and save money. Look for ENERGY STAR® certified appliances to maximize your comfort and savings, and ensure your equipment is installed by a certified, licensed professional for safe reliable operation.
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