How to Ensure Your HVAC System is Energy Efficient

HVAC unit

HVAC systems are an essential part of every home, providing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning to deliver optimal room temperatures all year. long But have you ever thought about how energy-efficient your home HVAC unit is in reality?

Follow these six easy tips to increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC system today!

1. Install a proper system.

Finding the right HVAC system for your home is the first step towards improved energy efficiency. An overly small system will need to work harder to achieve the desired effects, resulting in lower energy efficiency. Similarly, an overly big system will sometimes unnecessarily overuse the energy. Speak to one of our HVAC specialists to find the perfectly sized unit for your home. 

2. Automatize where possible.

Constant fiddling with the unit’s settings typically results in wasting more energy. Instead, consider newer HVAC units which have built in computer systems to automatically optimize performance. Simply specify your desired temperature for each time of day and let the system maintain the ideal climate while maximizing energy efficiency. 

3. Insulate your home.

Insulation plays a crucial role in how well your home retains the desired temperature and protects it from outside factors. High-quality home insulation will keep your home cooler during summertime and warmer during wintertime, which can significantly affect how often your HVAC system needs to be powered.

4. Keep the system airflow free.

Dust and debris can catch and collect everywhere, including your HVAC system. If the air can’t freely flow through the system, the unit will have to work much harder for the same results, which will waste more energy. That’s why the airflow should be regularly unclogged and kept dust-free.

Furniture and other obstacles also shouldn’t block the vents. Remove anything that can disrupt smooth and efficient airflow.

5. Maintain the system regularly.

Regular maintenance is one of the essential steps to ensure your HVAC system remains reliable and efficient. Do a thorough inspection before every season with the help of a professional. Regularly change air filters and other parts that tend to catch dust. Not only will this ensure your unit maintains its energy efficiency properties, but you’ll also avoid its unexpected failures and costly repairs.

6. Find a reliable HVAC technician.

Ultimately, finding a trustworthy HVAC technician who will take good care of your system can also increase your energy efficiency levels. They’ll know your unit best, so they’ll be able to find the most optimal settings for your situation.

Efficient HVAC for effective savings

These six tips will help you save more energy just by adding a few extra steps to your HVAC unit maintenance routine. That way, your power bills will be lower and your HVAC system will last you a long time. Having an energy-efficient HVAC system is imperative for maximizing energy savings. 

Call (781) 309-7540 or contact us to get started with a no-cost Mass Save® home energy assessment.