Each year, people all over the country make New Year’s resolutions to help them improve their life over the course of the next year. But what about your home? There are many things that Canoga Park homeowners can do to save energy and in turn, cut heating and cooling costs this year. Why not create some HVAC New Year’s resolutions? Below, we’ll offer a few tips for saving more energy in 2017.
Energy-Saving HVAC New Year’s Resolutions
Let’s face it. Much like any other resolution you might make for the new year, saving energy takes some time and effort. However, cutting back on energy usage in the home can offer big payoffs in the long run by lowering your heating and cooling costs over time. Here are the top 3 HVAC New Year’s resolutions you should make this year to save more energy:
- Change your air filters regularly.
Most homeowners know that they need to routinely check and clean or change their air filters. However, not every homeowner is as vigilante about this as they should be. Clogged or dirty filters reduce air flow and can cause your air conditioner or heater to work harder than it should to keep your home comfortable. This can have a drastic impact on your HVAC system’s efficiency. To keep things running smoothly, check your air filters at least once a month and change them when they start to get dirty.
- Schedule routine maintenance.
Another way to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently year-round is to schedule annual tune-ups or maintenance visits. During the maintenance visit, an HVAC technician will check to make sure that your equipment is clean and its parts are well-lubricated. They will also check for any repair needs. By ensuring that your system is running smoothly and does not need any repairs, your technician can make sure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible. Make a resolution to stay on top of scheduling your annual air conditioning and heating tune-up with an experienced Canoga Park HVAC company.
- Install a programmable or Smart thermostat.
One of the best ways to reduce energy usage throughout the day is to adjust your thermostat when you leave the house. A programmable thermostat makes this process simple and effective by allowing you to automatically adjust the temperature during certain times of the day. If you would also like to benefit from features such as remote access and indoor air quality monitoring and control, you may want to consider a smart thermostat. These smart devices provide additional features that can help you maintain a comfortable home environment while also conserving energy.
There are a number of ways that you can save on energy costs throughout the year by being good to your HVAC system and taking additional measures to monitor and reduce energy usage. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our team.