After this winter and the smog we had to deal with, a lot of Utah’s residents are starting to become more environmentally conscious. We do this by carpooling, recycling, reducing waste and being more conservative with our energy usage. There are many things you can do around your house to not only reduce your energy bills but lessen the impact your home heating and cooling systems might have on the environment.
- Install programmable thermostats
The benefit of having a programmable thermostat is that your home stays in comfortable temperatures day or night depending on the settings that you program. Rather than cranking up the heating or cooling settings when coming home from work you can walk into a house that is auto maintained and comfortable. This also helps reduce your energy costs because your units have an easier time maintaining a temperature instead of working hard to bring a hot house down several degrees.
- Prevent air from leaving your home
Make sure that you have weather stripping on your windows, and doors to help ensure that air is not leaving your home. When your home is drafty and has cracks or holes that air can escape from, it virtually creates a vacuum that sucks the conditioned air out of your home. This will make it harder to keep your home or business at an ideal temperature and ultimately increase your energy bill.
- Make sure that your filters are clean
A reoccurring theme in this article is going to be helping to reduce energy. If you are operating your heating or cooling units with dirty filters you are impairing your HVAC unit’s ability to efficiently circulate clean air throughout you home. Remember efficiency and eco-friendliness go hand in hand, the less energy you use the better it is going to be for our planet.
- Conduct regular maintenance on your units
This is something that we recommend to all homeowners. Not only will it help reduce your energy bill and increase the lifespan of your air conditioner, furnace or water heater, it will help keep your home green and energy efficient. A trained technician will be able to look at your ducts, and current setup to ensure you are running at optimal settings.
- Request units that are energy star efficient
If you are looking to replace your furnace or central air unit make sure that you speak to an HVAC professional about getting units that have the energy star logo. This shows that the company and units they are installing are as efficient as possible and are making a concerted effort to be better for the environment.
Speak with a Utah HVAC professional
Remember if you have any questions or concerns about the heating and cooling units in your home or business we are just a phone call away, 24 hours a day at 801-930-0629. We would be happy to answer any questions and are ready to provide estimates free of charge.