The Best Way to Cut Energy Consumption on HVAC Systems
There are many home owners today are not really that aware of their fuel spending and they also do not know how much energy they are using for their heating and cooling systems in their homes. To be able to lower your fuel bill, home owners should be aware which of their appliances is consuming the most energy.
Next to labelling your heating and cooling system that approximately accounts 48% of the energy use in a typical US home and making it the largest energy expense for most homes, you should also rate the condition of your unit. It is high time to replace your old heating and cooling system with something which is of high efficiency and with this you can surely save thousands of dollars on your fuel cost.
Today, it is not longer difficult to purchase a brand new HVAC unit since you can buy one on easy installment terms and this unit will surely be a hundred percent on efficiency compared to losing 35% on fuel consumption in older units, and this should convince you that it is the best way to cut on your energy bill.
These newer models of HVAC systems have better features that includes variable speed technology and other recent advances and innovations that were not present in your older systems, and this new features would allow you to have better control of your system.
Older heating and cooling systems are not as efficient as the latest models and so if your unit is more than 20 years old, then it just means that you are wasting a lot of energy that is lost in your system. If you want to be more thorough on this, you can also schedule a professional evaluator to thoroughly determine the efficiency of your system including your ductwork.
And, in order for your new HVAC unit to lower energy consumption, it is not enough that it is there, but it should also be properly installed and regularly maintained to achieve its end. If you don’t want your new unit to have only 70% efficiency, then you should make sure that the installation is properly done, so that there is no energy lost in the process. The other effect of improper installation of your HVAC unit is that your unit will tend to overwork each time it tries to reach the right temperature that you want, and so this decreases the lifespan of your unit. The same thing can also happen when regular cleaning and proper maintenance of your entire system is not done.
This fall season is the best time to buy a new HVAC system or else have your HVAC system checked and maintained. This is so to prepare for the incoming winter season when you will need your heating unit to function properly in a way that will not cost much.