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Tips for Increasing Your Home's Heating and Cooling Efficiency

Last updated 6 years ago

Did you know that as much as half of a home's energy cost is from heating and cooling? Efficiently heating and cooling your home will leave you with more money in the bank to spend and cleaner air to breathe. 

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Cleaning or changing your air filters helps to improve air flow so that your heating and cooling unit does not have to work as hard, and thus saves you energy. Cleaning or changing your filter also prevents dirt and dust from building up in the unit. Excessive buildup of debris in the HVAC unit can lead to expensive furnace repair and AC repair.

Tune-up Heating and Cooling Equipment Annually

A qualified HVAC contractor or heating contractor will be able to detect inefficiencies in heating and cooling units before you can. When you get your HVAC all tuned up, they’ll be running as cleanly and efficiently as possible.

Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programming time and temperature settings on heating and cooling equipment allows them to run at an efficient temperature and shut down when no one is home. When used properly, a programmable thermostat can save you as much as $180 per year in heating and cooling costs.

Seal Your Heating Ducts

Air leaks in your heating ducts can be big energy wasters. If air is escaping through your ducts, then your rooms will heat slower, causing your system to work harder. If you have problems with uneven heating in your home, then the problem may be in your air ducts. Sealing your heating ducts can increase energy efficiency by 20% or more.

Need an HVAC contractor to install more energy efficient home heating and cooling? Try Blue Dot Services of Maryland.  We offer furnace repair, expert HVAC contractors, AC repair, and more. Call 1 (800) BLUE-DOT to request an estimate or visit the estimate request page on our website.


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