There is an increase of cost in everything. As the price is rising for food, gas and everything else, it is not a surprise if families and business owners are looking for methods to save some money. The same goes for the reduction in the cost of heating and cooling their businesses and houses.
As per the energy star, the unit of the US environmental protection agency reduce the cost that you are actually paying to half of its value, for the cooling and heating devices you are using in your home or commercial setup. Therefore, it is very much advisable to have some steps to make sure that the device will work efficiently and the cost should minimize to its maximum.
Have a certified maintenance firm hired in your region and preferred to have a yearly contract. The contract has the details according to which before the season changes, the maintenance firm will send their experts to take of your device and do require things to tune-up the device need for efficient performance. Similarly like the other gadget or devices the regular utilization of the device affects the efficiency of your ventilating, heating, air-conditioning or HVAC systems. The regular maintenance not only helps you to tune-up your gadget for energy saving but also make your system lasts longer and in efficient way.
Check your Air Filters
If your system has the reusable air-filters installed, then get those clean every month at the duration when you are using it regularly like in winters or summers. But if your system has the disposable filters, you should get them change in every 1-3 month based on the utilization. If the filter gets dirty, it hampers the performance of the device as it hinders the air circulation and makes them work hard and consume more energy. If you do not check your air filters regularly, then you might face a high repair cost later.
Invest in Programmable Thermostats
These programmable attachments can allow you save some extra money with your cooling and heating devices as they let your program the desired temperatures. You can also set the time on the device to go on and off when you are not available at the place. You can even feed about the lowest and highest preferred temperature you are comfortable with. For an instance, consider that you have set a lower temperature to 18 C Degrees and then you can adjust it to the degree higher or lower as per your need. In you have a heating system with a radiator with boilers, it is generally set with the program at one temperature for your complete workplace or house, but even on those devices you can install a thermostat valves on individual radiators. These regulators can allow you to turn off the heating of an unused room, which again save your energy usage and costs.
Check the Sealing on Ducts
Effective sealing done on the ducts through which the air circulation is done can increase the efficiency and functioning of your air conditioning device and heating system by 20%. Check all the ducts which conduct air from the central AC, heat pump or forced air furnace with a more attention on the device which carry air via the crawl space, garage, basement or attic. To seal the joints different materials like mastic, sealant, and foil can do a great job, and can also in the connection of ducts. Also, utilize the insulation wrapping material on those to avoid getting cool during winter and hot in summer.
Update your Equipment
Your HVAC manufacturer and contractor can assess your system to check if the device is running efficiently and based on the assessment can advice you about the right time to replace the device with more efficient and energy saving device, mostly with the one which has energy start rating. If your system is 10 or more years old, then it might consume a lot of energy than it should have usually. But you have to make sure that the new device is properly installed. Effective installation of device will help you boost up the efficiency of the device by 30%
You can additionally save the expense of your on your cooling and heating device by additional methods like using shade for the windows with the use of solar films, screens and awnings. This helps to keep your interior cooler than usual. Also, consider hiring cooling and heating to keep the air circulate and thus reduce the requirement of air condition.