Each year, people all over San Fernando Valley make New Year’s resolutions to help them improve their lives over the course of the next year. But how about changing things up and creating some new year’s resolutions for your home? There are many things that Canoga Park homeowners can do to save energy and 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 2022.
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. 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 they need to routinely check and clean or change their air filters. However, not every homeowner is as vigilant about this as they should be. Clogged or dirty filters reduce airflow 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.
Did you know that an air filter doesn’t have to appear dirty-looking to be full of dirt and dust? It’s true! Air filters need to be replaced regularly, even if they look clean. To keep things running smoothly, change your air filters at least every other month.
- Schedule routine maintenance.
Another way to ensure that your heating and cooling system is running efficiently year-round is to schedule annual HVAC tune ups or maintenance visits. During a maintenance visit, an HVAC technician will make sure that your equipment is clean and its parts are well-lubricated. They will also check for any repairs needed.
An HVAC system that hasn’t been well-maintained is not only going to use more energy, but it’s also more likely to break down and require repair. By scheduling regular HVAC maintenance, you can ensure the equipment that keeps your home comfortable will operate worry-free. And – a well maintained system is an efficient system.
If scheduling maintenance sounds like just another task that will be forgotten in a few weeks, consider joining our worry-free maintenance plan. We will take care of all the details – including priority scheduling, discounts on filters, and reduced fees for service calls if you ever need it.
- 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, consider a smart thermostat as a part of your connected home. We recommend the Google Nest Thermostat. The Nest is an excellent choice for homeowners to gain access to additional features that can help you maintain a comfortable home environment while also conserving energy.
There are several ways that you can save on energy costs throughout the year by being good to your HVAC system. It’s great that you’re thinking about taking additional measures to monitor and reduce energy usage. What questions can we help you with? We’re here to help – if you have questions, contact our team.