The Best Way to Cut Energy Consumption on HVAC Systems
It is a reality that though we pay our bills regularly, we are not really aware of how much we are spending on fuel bills and how much energy is being used in our HVAC systems. Farfetched because when someone wants to lower their fuel bill, the first thing that one should study is to disclose which among the appliance they are regularly using is consuming the most energy.
Almost half of your energy usage goes to your heating and cooling systems so after determining that this is the case you then have to check on the condition of your HVAC unit. If you really want to save thousands on your fuel cost, you need to replace an older heating, cooling, and ventilating system with a high efficiency unit to replace you old heating and cooling system.
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.
Therefore if your system is more than 10-20 years old you are not only benefitting better novelties, there is also a big chance that you are throwing out a large sum of energy lost in the unit that you presently have. 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.
But, it is not only in purchasing a high efficiency system that will solve your energy issues, but it also includes proper installation and regular maintenance that are also very important in achieving that energy efficiency that you are looking for. An improperly installed HVAC system will reduce efficiency by 30% no matter how new your HVAC system is. Not only that, it also allows your unit to overwork to try to reach the right temperature that you are comfortable of, and thus shortening the system’s life span. Also, if your HVAC system in not properly maintained its life will be shortened, and its efficiency will not be a hundred percent.
Fall is a great time to schedule new installation and the best time to have your system checked for maintenance. The reason for this is because the winter season is coming and you wouldn’t want your HVAC system not to have an optimal performance during that season.