Everyone wants to increase their energy efficiency and save money on their utility bills, but no one wants to give up the comfort in their homes. Do you know which of your household appliances uses the most energy? Find out which one is most zapping the grid and what you can do about it.
Your Number One Energy User
Believe it or not, your HVAC system is the biggest energy sucker in your home. In most homes, the heating and air conditioning systems can use nearly 50% of the total amount of energy consumed by your appliances. Though newer systems are significantly more energy-efficient than older models, you’re still looking at a big impact on your monthly bills.
What You Can Do to Reduce HVAC Energy Use
Adjusting the temperature on your thermostat might seem like the most obvious way to use less energy, and it can help. Though it might be surprising to many homeowners, one of the best ways to cut energy use is HVAC maintenance. Regular service and a little TLC for your AC in the spring and your furnace in the fall can result in huge savings. A knowledgeable HVAC technician will inspect, check, calibrate, clean, and lubricate all of the components in your system. The maintenance process means your furnace and air conditioning run more effectively with less resistance and fewer issues, resulting in higher efficiency that you’ll see reflected in your energy bills.
To keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently, schedule your fall/winter HVAC maintenance now by contacting G+S Heating and Air.