If you want to improve your energy costs the making your HVAC run more efficiently is a quick way to cut expenses. You should also check to make sure that your system also complies with all of the current safety and environmental regulations. Are you calling in a technician regularly? You may need a tune-up on your HVAC or to have your system replaced altogether.
Get an Assessment
If you want your system to run more efficiently then the first thing you need to do is get an assessment or inspection done. If you just bought a new home then this is important, you should know the age of your system along with seeing if there are any potential issues that need to be dealt with. An HVAC technician can go over your system and making sure things like your filters are changed. Here are some of the things a technician will look at.
When it comes to cutting some of your expenses associated with your property improving the efficiency of your HVAC system is one of the best ways to cut costs. Improving your HVAC system can save as much as 40% on your total energy costs. The ROI on HVAC is good enough to make improvements and upgrades worth your while. Even replacing your system and moving to a more modern energy efficient system will pay for itself within 5 years. Your HVAC system will last somewhere between 10 – 15 years or more if you give it regular maintenance.
Choosing the Right System
If you decide to replace your HVAC for something more modern and energy efficient you need to know that you can’t just install any brand or model of HVAC system you need one designed for your home. It has to be the right size to allow for the correct amount of air flow. A system that is too small has to work too hard to heat or cool your home and that means your system is running constantly. Not only are you not saving money but your will end up replacing your system sooner than you should.
If you get a new system installed or you already have the proper sized system in your home then you need to give it regular maintenance to keep it running efficiently. Bring in an HVAC technician or company in once a year to change the filters, make sure you have sufficient coolant and any potential problems are fixed right away.