How to Reduce Your HVAC Energy Bills

Many people pay thousands of dollars a year to heat and cool their home, money that could be used for something more tangible. If you are tired of high energy bills due to HVAC use, there are ways to reduce your energy use and your monthly bills. While some may require an initial investment, the return on the investment can be substantial. Here are some energy savers when it comes to lowering your heating and cooling bills.

Program Your Thermostat

If you have a programmable thermostat, use it. If you don’t have a newer model thermostat, make the investment. Programming your thermostat to reduce use when you are sleeping, or the home is empty can save you a large percentage of your energy bill each month while still keeping your home comfortable.

Keep Up with HVAC Maintenance

Making sure your HVAC system is maintained ensures it is working efficiently. Heat pumps, AC units and furnaces all need annual maintenance, which is a small price to pay to keep your system running efficiently.

Upgrade to a New HVAC System

If you have an older HVAC system that is 10, 15 or more years old, you may be paying much more than you should for heating and cooling. Newer systems are made for efficiency. Consider upgrading to an Energy Star rated HVAC system that will pay for itself with a reduction in energy bills.

Need more ideas on how to cut down on your heating and cooling bills? Schedule a tune-up for your HVAC system and have an efficiency analysis performed. Your local HVAC pros can help you find ways to reduce energy use and lower your monthly utility bills.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
3870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 340-129
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 475-9555

Maintenance Checklist for Your Heating System

Whether you have a furnace or heat pump, maintaining your system can help it run more efficiently and extend the life of your equipment. Maintenance is key to keeping energy and repair costs low. Don’t wait for a problem to arise before you get your heating system the maintenance it needs. Here is a checklist of maintenance items that should be done throughout the year on your heating system.

  • Check and replace filters as needed. Many heating system filters need to be changed monthly or bi-monthly during the colder seasons. Make sure to check your filter each month and change out as needed. This improves your air quality and energy efficiency.
  • Check and clean vents. Blockages in your vents can waste energy when heating your home. Make sure all vents are delivering warm air and clean them as needed.
  • Program your thermostat. Save money on your heating bill by making sure your thermostat is properly programmed. Lower the heat when no one is home and set the max setting at 68 degrees when you are home.
  • Schedule a tune-up. At least once a year your heating system should be serviced by your HVAC company. Fall is a good time to get your system tuned-up, but if you missed your maintenance, it is better late than never. Get on a routine of servicing your A/C in the spring and your heating system in the fall to keep your HVAC system in good shape all year round.

Routine HVAC maintenance can ensure your heating system is ready to tackle the winter months. Keep up with filter and vent checkups every month to ensure the best efficiency for your heating system all winter long.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
3870 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 340-129
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 475-9555