Earth Day is April 22nd and this annual day of environmental awareness is a great time to conduct an energy audit in your home. Spring is the perfect time to have your HVAC system cleaned and inspected before the summer heat makes using your air conditioner a necessity for in-home comfort. Keeping your HVAC system clean and making minor repairs protects your budget and the environment. With Earth Day fast approaching here are some things you can do to keep your energy needs low. Need quality and dependable HVAC service in Wake Forest? Call Choice right now to save money.
Decreasing Load Capacity
Reducing the amount of heating and cooling that is used in your home by making your HVAC system run less frequently can help reduce the environmental impact. Reducing the amount of solar heat that enters your home by installing window film and switching light bulbs to energy-efficient bulbs can help reduce the heat that is trapped in your home. Insulating attics, walls, ductwork, pipes, and crawlspaces can also help reduce the amount of heating and cooling your unit needs to do.
Controlling the temperature in your home using a programmable thermostat can help you increase the energy efficiency of the HVAC system in your home by setting the preferences on how and when you actively heat and cool your home. Increasing the interior temperature during the day while you are at work means your air conditioner will run less and can save you as much as 30% on your energy usage.
Maintain Your System
Routine cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system is essential for optimum energy efficiency. At Choice Heating and Air Conditioning, we proudly offer planned maintenance agreements that make maintaining your system easy and affordable. Home and business owners who take advantage of our scheduled service contracts enjoy preferred pricing on service and repairs as well as priority service call status. When you enroll in a planned maintenance agreement with us, we call you to schedule your twice yearly cleaning and inspection appointments. No more worrying that you'll forget to schedule!
Change Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters make it difficult for your system to pull the air through that it needs to run efficiently. Replacing your air filters every four to six weeks, depending on the air quality in your home, helps keep your energy costs low and reduces the amount of dirt and dust that collects in your system. Do you have allergy sufferers in your home? See our previous post on selecting the right air filter for your home.
Replace Energy Inefficient Systems
One of the best ways to increase your home's energy efficiency is by replacing an old air conditioner or furnace. As your HVAC system ages, the efficiency of the unit significantly declines. After twelve years of use, most air conditioners are more than 40% less efficient than they were to begin with. That may not sound like a lot, but the environmental and financial impact of an aging system is significant. If you are unsure of the age of your unit or you are noticing your energy bills are steadily increasing, call Choice Heating and Air Conditioning today and schedule your in-home evaluation.
HVAC Service in Wake Forest You Can Trust
Now is a great time to replace your air conditioner. Avoid the summer rush and expensive emergency service call fees by having your system cleaned and evaluated by Choice Heating and Air Conditioning. We offer affordable HVAC service in Wake Forest!