Spring is here and the “pollening” is upon us! It sounds scary, but with these simple HVAC tips, you and your family will be enjoying a greener home with conditioned, breathable air in no time!
#1 Change Your Air Filter: Your air filter is in place to protect your HVAC equipment from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get in its internal components, leading to friction and restricted airflow. It also serves as an air quality device which protects your family from contaminants. Depending on the type of air filter you have, and the level of contaminants in your home, you should be changing this air filter every 1-2 months.
#2 Get a Programmable Thermostat: Whether you work full-time or only leave the house on occasion, it pays to have a programmable thermostat. Just by programming the thermostat to go lower in the winter or higher in the summer by several degrees when you are away, you can save hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.
#3 Schedule a Spring HVAC Tune-Up: Depending on the age of your air conditioning system and how well it is maintained, upwards of 50 percent of your energy bills could be going toward heating and cooling your home! A quick and affordable service call during the spring will keep your system running safely and efficiently throughout the year which you save you lots of green!
#4 Speak to a Professional About Your Insulation: Without the proper insulation, you could have up to a 30% efficiency loss, even if you have a brand-new HVAC system! Poor insulation leads to higher energy bills and a potentially premature need to replace your air conditioning equipment. Ask your HVAC specialist about some of the common signs that a home is not properly insulated.
#5 Have Your Ductwork Inspected: No matter how efficient your HVAC system is, it means nothing if you have air leaks coming from your ductwork. Heating and cooling ducts can accumulate damage from extremely high temperatures in the attic where it’s installed, poor initial installation with improperly sized joints, or even rodents getting to the material and chewing holes. If this happens, conditioned air that you’re paying for, will leak into unused spaces of your home. Have a professional inspect the ductwork in your home.
#6 Invest in Whole Home Air Purification: Does your family suffer from allergies? Has there been a rise in the amount of times your family has been sick lately? Does your home have a musty smell? Are you worried about mold? Well good news, there have been so many advances in air quality technology in the last few years that all of these problems now have a simple solution! Your HVAC specialist will know the latest products on the market to provide your family with the best indoor air quality.
#7 Upgrade Your HVAC System: Have you added any square footage to your home lately? Is your air conditioner over ten years old? Your HVAC system may no longer provide the best efficiency or energy savings. The average, well-maintained, air conditioner is designed to last about 10-15 years. Most HVAC Contractors will provide a free in-home estimate on replacement options.
AACANN Is Ready to Help Your Home Go Green!
In addition to seasonal service calls that will keep your HVAC system running smoothly, we also offer a variety of high-efficiency equipment to help you slash your energy bills. If you would like to explore even more ways to go green this spring, contact AACANN today to set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable technicians.
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