Even if you’re not planning a home makeover in 2022, you’ll find these HVAC improvements useful because they can help save money on your energy bills, improve your home’s heating and cooling, and make your home more valuable in the long run. Let’s look at three HVAC improvements to maximize your house’s energy efficiency.
By sealing leaks in air ducts, weatherstripping around doors and windows, and patching openings where pipes and wiring enter your home, you’ll save money where heated or cooled air may be escaping. You’ll also improve how your HVAC system circulates air within your home.
Your HVAC system makes up a large portion of your monthly energy costs—typically 50 to 70 percent. By adding insulation, you can increase your HVAC system’s energy efficiency and reduce electricity bills. Your house can lose a large amount of heated and cooled air due in part to a poorly insulated house. It’s as simple as adding insulation to walls, windows, pipes, ducts, and outlets. Professionally installed insulation significantly improves the insulation’s performance and reduces your home’s energy requirements.
Schedule maintenance checkups in the spring and fall. Regular HVAC system servicing keeps your equipment running efficiently for a longer amount of time and alerts you to potential breakdowns. Keeping your HVAC system in tip-top shape allows it to heat, cool, and move air without requiring extra energy, helping to keep your energy bills from dramatically increasing.
Another benefit of regular HVAC maintenance is an improvement in indoor air quality. Cleaning air ducts can help reduce built-up dust, dirt, and other debris from circulating through the system. And by examining ducts you can discover if pests and vermin are hampering air flow. Blocked vents and ducts can compromise heating, cooling, and air filtration along with costing additional money on utility bills. By maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll be improving overall air quality for your family and extending the operating life of your HVAC system.
For additional details on these three HVAC improvements, contact your local Valley-wide experts in HVAC servicing, repair, and installation, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating. Call Bruce’s today at 480-968-5652.