Heating and cooling systems continue to make our lives much more comfortable and pleasant, especially during the summer and winter. Utilizing these units, however, shouldn’t be overlooked. A single error can cause your HVAC system to work inefficiently, leading to a rise in your monthly energy bills because of energy being wasted while the unit is in operation.
Today Acker Heating & Cooling, one of the top residential and commercial HVAC contractors in the area, recommends that you steer clear of the following energy-wasting mistakes.
Disregarding regular inspections and maintenance. Skipping regular HVAC maintenance checks can cause the unit to have malfunctioning components that may compromise your home’s comfort needs. When this happens, your heating or cooling unit has to work harder than it should to provide conditioned air, impacting how it’s using energy.
Ignoring ductwork. Even when concealed by walls and ceilings, your home’s ductwork system should be given as much attention as your HVAC system. Regular duct inspections and repairs are necessary to ensure high-quality indoor air and the heating or air conditioning system’s efficient operation. This can be scheduled once every two to five years.
Adjusting the thermostat repeatedly. Repeatedly adjusting temperature settings on your thermostat is a waste of energy and won’t provide the comfort you desire. Save energy by replacing your manual thermostat with a programmable one that’s designed to change temperatures on a preset schedule. It may even have smart capabilities, which means you can raise and lower temperatures remotely using a mobile device and Wi-Fi connection.
Failing to change filters on time. Are your filters cleaned or changed regularly? Dirty filters lead to reduced heating or cooling efficiency, which then results in higher energy bills. Depending on your home’s indoor air quality and overall environment, consider changing your filters once or twice a month.
Acker Heating & Cooling is dedicated to providing the best possible HVAC solution for your home or business. From cooling and heating systems to indoor air quality products, expect our certified HVAC technicians to install your chosen unit quickly and efficiently and ensure that it runs in peak condition year-round. Call (706) 425-8774 or fill out our contact form for a service request.