HVAC energy efficiency is always essential no matter the season, as you always want to reduce excess energy usage. Not only is energy efficiency good for the environment, but you can save a few extra dollars by making your home energy-efficient. If you are looking to improve your home’s energy efficiency, look no further as we are here to break down a few quick ways you can keep your home’s temperature just right in the most efficient way possible!
A smart thermostat is the easiest way to stay on top of your home’s energy usage when using your HVAC system. We know many smart devices can seem far more gimmicky than helpful, with more flash than substance, but that is not the case with a smart thermostat.
With detailed reports, a new smart thermostat makes it incredibly easy to keep track of your home’s energy usage in your HVAC system. Why wait for your utility bill to figure out if you need to reduce HVAC usage? Get ahead with a smart thermostat that keeps track of your energy usage.
On top of detailed reports, you can also have programmable temperature settings to keep your home cool or warm without constantly fidgeting with the temperature dial. Programmable settings can help reduce excess HVAC usage and cool or heat your home when necessary.
Checking Around Vents
This may seem silly, but have you checked your air vents recently? You might be surprised to know that obstructions like boxes or furniture around your air vents can be costing you money! Airflow can get restricted with a blocked air vent, leading to some uneven temperatures across the home. With a lack of airflow, you will be tempted to reach for the thermostat to overcompensate, not realizing you have some blocked air vents.
We offer ductless mini-split services, and if you wonder why it’s people who can’t get enough of them! While central air systems can be quite energy-efficient, ductless mini-splits can offer flexibility in temperature regulation that traditional systems cannot. Mini-splits rely on wall or floor mounts; you have free control over where you can place them, meaning far more control over temperature control in your home. Say goodbye to having one room feel colder or warmer than the rest of the house, as you can place wall mounts in all major rooms to avoid this hassle.
If you have an old home, take the time to check around your windows. If you notice cracks or potential damages in your frame or even glass, you need an upgrade. Air leaks can cause temperature imbalances in the home, which means using your HVAC system more often to overcompensate.
Seal cracks around your window with caulk or weatherstrips to create proper insulation. If your windows do not need repairs, remember that something as simple as a good quality shade can help keep your home cooler in warmer months and boost your HVAC system to cool down the home.
Cleaning Your HVAC System
We cannot stress how important cleaning your HVAC system can be for energy efficiency. Dust and dirt build-up can cause HVAC malfunctions that lead to poor airflow or a system that will not turn on. Take the time to clean your air filters, or replace them, roughly every two to three months.
Likewise, clean around your HVAC unit to ensure no dust or dirt builds up around your panels or coils. Remember when cleaning your HVAC to allow for proper drying time, as excess moisture can lead to mold growth.
At Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. we are here for you for all your HVAC needs! So call us today at (513) 813-5107, and we will be more than happy to help.