Energy efficiency in this day and age is crucial to sustain our environment and reduce our energy bills. HVAC systems are an essential part of modern living spaces. They regulate the indoor air and adjust it depending on the outdoor temperature.
Many people have an HVAC system installed in their homes to improve their quality of life. However, the system emits greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
Don’t worry though; small changes in the system can improve energy efficiency and make the HVAC system more eco-friendly. Here are a few ways you can make your HVAC system energy efficient.
Insulate Your Living Space
Ensure that unnecessary heat or air doesn’t escape or enter your house by insulating your living space with sidings or other exterior elements. The sidings will keep the house warm in winter and cool during summer. That way HVAC system won’t overwork itself and prove energy efficient.
Seal The Ducts with Sealing Tape
It is the most effective way to cut back the energy bills and improve energy efficiency. If your energy-efficient HVAC system links to a faulty duct, the air escapes to unwanted areas. Hence, your HVAC system consumes high energy to function properly, thereby resulting in increased energy bills.
Seal the gaps or any leaks present in the HVAC ducts with high-performing adhesive tape. Avoid using duct tape, cloth-backed, or rubber adhesive tape to seal the cracks or leaks. It tends to fall off quickly and saves energy only for a brief period.
Use butyl, foil, or other heat-approved tapes. Look for tapes with Underwriters Laboratories logo.
Use Programmable Thermostat
Replace the manual thermostats of your HVAC system with programmable thermostats. Programmable thermostats automatically increase or decrease the temperature depending on the time of the day. It removes load from the HVAC system and results in low energy bills.
According to the Department of Energy, for every 1°F that you turn down of your thermostat, you can save 1% energy. To save 10% energy per year, reduce the temperature by 7-10°F from the usual settings for 8 hours every DAY.
Consider Periodic Maintenance
Home energy maintenance will identify potential problems in your HVAC system that result in increased energy bills. The HVAC contractor will assess your equipment. They will recommend if anything such as heating or insulation needs changing for improved energy efficiency.
If you are looking for an affordable service to examine your HVAC system, connect with us at the Florida Breeze.
Our certified employees perform a quick and efficient Air Conditioning Installation, Air Conditioning Repair, and HVAC inspection and brief you on the aftercare precautions.