You need to do everything you can to keep your Longview, Texas, home comfortable all year long. But at the same time, you care about the environment and want to do your part to not waste energy. Read on to learn how to go green with your HVAC system and settings.
Use Basic Programmable Thermostats
You need innovative technology to stay comfortable and not waste energy blowing air into empty rooms. Basic programmable thermostats are a good buy for those who have a predictable schedule, particularly if you’ll occupy the same rooms at the same times throughout the week. Many thermostats will allow different settings for weekdays versus the weekend but not different settings on individual days.
Enjoy Wi-Fi Connected Thermostats
If you invest in a smart thermostat that you can connect to the internet, you’ll be able to control it when you’re away from home and take advantage of an app interface to modify your settings. They can learn your behaviors and make sure you’re not heating or cooling a home when no one’s there to enjoy it. Considering that the average household spends over $900 a year on their HVAC, you need to be smart about your temperature.
Pay Attention to Energy Star Guidelines
Energy Star-certified HVAC products could save you money on your monthly power bill ,as they also reduce your energy consumption. Energy Star certifies smart thermostats, home HVAC systems and even service technicians. If your HVAC system is over a decade old, a replacement might be in order.
Invest in Routine HVAC Maintenance
Regular maintenance by an HVAC professional includes:
- Checking your heat exchanger for cracks or corrosion.
- Cleaning out the blower components.
- Checking the vent system for leaks or blockages.
Airflow problems can drop your HVAC efficiency by 15 percent. Therefore, it’s important to have your system inspected every fall. A service technician can also tighten any electrical connections that need it. Poor connections are dangerous and impact heating efficacy.
At JD’s A/C, we consider ourselves experts in every step of the installation and maintenance of your HVAC system. We’re available at any time if there’s an emergency. Call us at 903-374-4012 for answers and assistance.
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