When taxes take a big bite out of your budget, the last thing you need is for your HVAC system to do the same. Improving your HVAC system’s energy savings can help you recover some of your hard-earned dollars. At the same time, you’ll also improve your system’s overall performance, which will come in handy once spring and summer temperatures are at their peak.
Don’t know where to start? Here are a few ways you can enjoy some post-tax season relief with the help of your HVAC system.
Invest in HVAC Maintenance
A new HVAC system is a sizable investment, so it pays to keep that investment in excellent shape through regular maintenance. Annual maintenance promotes optimal HVAC performance while preventing issues that could easily sideline your HVAC system. A well-maintained HVAC system also consumes less energy than its neglected counterpart, making annual maintenance a great way of saving both energy and money.
Optimize Your HVAC Operation
Another way to enjoy energy savings with your HVAC system is by optimizing its everyday performance. That means choosing thermostat settings that promote energy efficiency while maintaining indoor comfort. Consider setting your thermostat to 78 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re at home and increase the setting a few degrees more before leaving for the day. Doing so places less strain on your HVAC system, which means less energy consumed and increased energy savings long-term.
Tackle Energy Losses
Energy losses throughout your home can also wreak havoc on your HVAC system’s overall efficiency. Here are a few things you can do to tackle those losses:
- Control sunlight and heat gain with blinds and curtains.
- Use LEDs instead of incandescent lighting.
- Use your ceiling fans to circulate conditioned air.
- Invest in a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system.
- Factor your home’s landscaping into your HVAC setup.
To learn more about energy savings or schedule service for your San Diego HVAC needs, contact us at Sherlock Heating & Air Conditioning today.