4 Clever Ways to Save Money on HVAC
Your HVAC system constantly uses energy to keep your home comfortably warm or cool. This means it’s always racking up an energy bill, but this energy bill doesn’t need to be as hefty as it is. Benson’s Heating & Air Conditioning has done the research to provide you with four great ways to reduce your overall HVAC bills.
1. Have Your Ductwork Inspected
Dust and debris particles will gather within your air ducts over time, causing airflow problems. Conditioned air might also be lost as it escapes from air ducts that have been knocked loose or damaged. An inspection of your system will reveal problems within and cleaning or repairs from a professional at Benson’s will fix these problems, making your system more efficient and reducing your energy costs.
2. Utilize a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat gives you the power to more effectively control your HVAC system, which means savings for you. You’ll be able to reduce your energy usage by choosing what temperature you want your home to be and when. This is ideal for when you leave your home for long periods of time and don’t necessarily need to have your home heated and cooled.
3. Replace Your Air Filters Regularly
Air filters play an important role in your HVAC system, constantly trapping particles of debris that would otherwise circulate through your home. That being said, your filters can become dirty quite often, requiring your HVAC to use more energy to provide comfortable temperatures to your house. When you replace your dirty air filters with clean filters on a regular basis—at least once every 90 days—your HVAC unit will be able to work more efficiently, which saves you money on energy bills.
4. Schedule Annual HVAC Maintenance from Benson’s Heating & Air Conditioning
Having a qualified Benson’s technician inspect and perform maintenance on your system will make your system more efficient and will prevent problems and repairs down the road. Tuning up all of the important mechanical components in the system will have it operating at optimal efficiency, which will not only save you money on utility costs but will also increase the lifespan of your system. A comprehensive inspection will also reduce the likelihood of an unforeseen breakdown in the future that may result in an expensive repair for you.