Earth Day 2023 is the time to help restore damaged ecosystems, live a more sustainable life, and demonstrate support for environmental protection worldwide. Considering this year’s theme “Invest in our Planet,” Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating would like to share some ideas on how you can decrease your carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions through small improvements to your HVAC system.
Clean Up Debris, Grass, and Leaves
You’ll want to check around your HVAC equipment outdoors and remove dirt, branches, large rocks, grass, and leaves to make sure they’re not restricting air flow.
Check Air Filters
Do you remember the last time you checked and changed your air filters? If it has been a month or more, Bruce’s recommends replacing them—particularly if they’re clogged with dust and dirt. With a clean filter, air flow is improved throughout your system, enabling it to work more efficiently.
Inspect Attic Insulation
If you haven’t checked your attic lately, Earth Day is a great time to determine if you have sufficient insulation. If you’re not comfortable doing this DIY insulation check, call an HVAC pro who can determine if you’re losing conditioned air through your roof.
The average house’s ductwork can leak up to 30% of its airflow. That’s a considerable amount of wasted energy and money that could have been prevented by sealing ductwork properly. By sealing ducts to prevent air loss, you’ll improve HVAC system efficiency that can quickly add up to real savings.
Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat
One way to significantly improve the efficiency of your HVAC system is by upgrading to a programmable thermostat. In fact, this may be your best move for Earth Day environmental savings. Traditional HVAC thermostats aren’t as efficient at regulating the temperature inside your house. A programmable thermostat allows you to set timers to plan energy usage in your home effectively. This leads to fewer HVAC issues and easier maintenance.
Celebrate Earth Day with Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating
These tips are a perfect way for your family to participate in Earth Day 2023. These small changes are not only better for the environment, but they can also help decrease your energy bills. While some of these DIY tasks are easy, your HVAC system may require a more professional touch. Please call your certified technicians today at Bruce’s at 480-968-5652 to schedule an appointment.