You already learned about the importance of working with an experienced electrician, staying on top of your HVAC home maintenance, using fans to cool off, and covering your windows. Now it’s time to take a deeper dive into homeownership and find some more excellent ways to save money on your heating and cooling costs.
Here are some additional tips to save money as a homeowner when it comes to your HVAC systems.
Replace your air filters
All your air filters should be replaced at least once a month to preserve your HVAC appliances. By replacing your air filters, you’ll be promoting a more efficient system performance and you’ll save money doing so. Having dirty filters can lead to airflow issues, cause health problems, and ruin your systems.
Make sure your HVAC systems are properly installed
Improper HVAC installation could decrease your home’s heating and cooling efficiency by up to 30%. It’s one thing to stay in contact with HVAC crews for maintenance, but it’s just as important to work with an experienced electrician for installation purposes, too. If you attempt to install your own heating and cooling systems yourself, you could be putting your entire home at risk because these machines can be dangerous if handled improperly. Avoid serious issues and further expenses by hiring a professional for installation.
Plant some trees on your property
Having some leafy trees around your home will prevent the sun from constantly shining inside your property and causing your AC unit to run more than it should. You can increase your home’s AC’s efficiency by up to 10% with quality trees or shrubs on your property.
Find and seal all property leaks
You should also seal all your air leaks in your pipes and any holes that are in your home’s structure. Window cracks and small holes in your home’s structure can result in a lot of warm or cool air leaving your home. Walk around your property to look for any air leaks and seal them up by applying weatherstripping and caulk.
Hopefully these tips will help you save some extra cash this year and you and your family will stay comfortable inside your home. If you’re in need of an experienced electrician and want to talk with a trusted HVAC company, contact Precision Plumbing today.