Earth Day is upon us and serves as a reminder to think about ways to reduce energy consumption for the benefit of our environment. Because your HVAC system consumes more energy than any other system in your home, we thought we’d offer these efficiency tips that can help you save all-year round.
Get a Seasonal Tune Up
Even tiny changes can directly impact our planet. By properly maintaining your HVAC system, which contributes up to 46% of combined energy use in your home, you can help ensure it’s running smoothly and conserving energy. An HVAC tune up is essential to maximizing the efficiency of your system.
Reduce the Exposure
Think about this. By reducing the amount of solar heat entering your home, you can save substantially on your monthly utility bills. Simply drawing the blinds or shutters, even closing curtains or installing UV window film, helps keep direct sunlight out, reducing the work your HVAC system must do to keep your home comfortable. An easy Earth Day makeover!
Get HVAC Ductwork Sealed
Typical home cooling and heating ducts can have airflow leakage up to 30%. Sealing your ducts eliminates air conditioning loss, improves HVAC system efficiency, and decreases cooling costs.
Change Air Filters
Earth Day is the perfect day to change out your system’s air filters. Dirty air filters waste precious energy, make your HVAC unit work harder, and contribute to air pollution. With a clean filter, air can circulate, enabling your system to work efficiently while keeping your indoor air cleaner.
Call Us Today!
These simple steps can save you money on air conditioning, reduce your carbon footprint, and help make our planet a better place to live. Want to learn more about HVAC energy savings this Earth Day? The experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating are happy to answer your questions. Whether you’re in Tempe, Gilbert, Glendale, Mesa, or any city in greater Phoenix, call Bruce’s today at 480-968-5652.