Tips for Energy Savings on your HVAC Systems
Heating and cooling accounts for up to 29 percent of an average building's monthly operating budget. Saving even a little money each month on your gas and/or electric bill can make a big difference to your bottom line. Fortunately, there are several easy and inexpensive things you can do that will make a big impact on your energy usage.
Tips for Energy Savings in your HVAC Systems:
- Be diligent about replacing your HVAC filters. One of the easier--and most effective--things you can do to save energy each month is to regularly change your HVAC filters. When your system has to push through layers of dust and debris, it uses more energy (and costs more money.)
- Schedule those annual service calls. Having an HVAC technician examine your systems at the beginning the cold weather and warm weather seasons will make sure that your systems are clean, that all of the mechanical parts are well-lubricated, that the combustion by-products are well-vented, and that the system is running smoothly and unlikely to break down in the middle of the season.
- Switch to programmable thermostats. Investing in programmable thermostats is another way to save energy and help reduce your heating and cooling bills. By reducing the heat and turning up the temperature on your cooling system when your building is empty, such as in the evenings and on weekends, you can keep your systems from working any harder than necessary.