Temp Pro Mechanical, INC. aims to be your helping hand when it comes down to your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system. So, with that, you may have noticed that we’ve been posting some helpful tips on our social media. In one of our posts we talked about how to reduce your energy costs and it seemed to be the most popular share on our Facebook. In this blog post we’ll be going into a little bit more detail on how you can do just that.
But, before we start, let us provide you all with a simple fact: Did you know that half of your annual utility costs go to heating and cooling? Having a strategy for your HVAC system is one of the most important ways you can save energy.
Let us shed some light on how to build this strategy.
First Objective: Hire an HVAC company
The first thing you want to have is a reliable and trustworthy HVAC company by your side. The reason for this is because you’ll need annual tune ups. A professional HVAC technician will inspect and clean the wiring and mechanics of your unit. The technician’s tedious work will ensure an extended life for said unit.
Second Objective: Seal those ducts
With your HVAC technician by your side, make sure to tell them to check if your ducts are sealed properly. Sealed ducts will prevent heated or cooled air from escaping. If you have some tape peeling from your ducts and loose fittings around your seams, you may be spending more on your energy bill. According to Energy.Gov by making sure that your ducts have been sealed you can save up to 20% on your energy cost.
Third Objective: Install a programmable thermostat
Another way of saving on your energy bill is by installing a programmable thermostat. This thermostat lets you set a heating and cooling schedule based on the times you sleep, wake-up, leave and return to your house. Setting a schedule for these times can help you save around 15% on your heating and cooling expenses.
If you don’t have a programmable thermostat there are other ways of reducing your energy bill. Adjusting the temperature of your house is one way we recommend to reduce your energy costs. By adjusting temperatures 5 to 8 degrees (down in winter, up in summer) you can save energy if you’re going to be away for long hours.
But, don’t stop there. You want to make sure that you are regularly replacing your air filters as well. Dirt and dust accumulate throughout your home and they get trapped by the filter to protect your unit. During the summer and winter make sure to replace your filter once a month to keep the airflow from being obstructed.
For more information please give us a call (972) 504 – 2079 or follow us on our social media accounts for more tips.