How Your HVAC Contractor Can Help You Save Energy
An HVAC system accounts for almost half of the energy consumption in your Borger, Texas, home. Consulting with an experienced HVAC contractor can help you cut down your energy cost without compromising on performance. Energy savings is usually achieved through implementing energy-saving techniques, preventive maintenance, and upgrading to a more efficient system.
An HVAC specialist is in a better position to suggest and implement energy-saving techniques after assessing your home and heating requirements. Often, there is energy leakage through drafty doors and windows, which can be fixed through caulking and weatherstripping. Proper insulation is another factor to prevent energy loss, while mechanical ventilation may be necessary to improve the indoor air quality.
Keeping the windows unobstructed to let the sun in during winter can help you warm the room naturally to some extent. Another trick is to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan so that the warm air closer to the ceiling comes down towards the floor.
Preventive maintenance helps with timely identification and repair of potential problems, which improves the system performance and prolongs its life. Debris and other contaminants build up in your HVAC equipment over time. This, along with normal wear and tear of various parts and components, affects the functioning of your system. A dirty, blocked air filter alone can substantially bring down its performance. Regularly maintained HVAC systems consume 15 to 20 percent less energy than those that are left on their own.
Upgrading to a More Efficient System
Compared to the HVAC systems available a decade back, modern systems today use more efficient components like brushless DC motors, inverter compressors, and adjustable-speed drives. They are designed to meet the more stringent SEER efficiency requirements of the federal government. If you’ve been using very old HVAC equipment, upgrading to a new system can save you up to 50 percent in operational costs. Automating your heating system with a programmable thermostat is another great way to save energy.
Our home heating experts, at Winkelman Heating and Air Conditioning, can guide you with energy-saving tips this winter. Call 806-553-4698 for free consultation.
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