By lessening your carbon footprint, you can do your part to help the environment. You can also lower your energy bills at the same time. Here are some tips to make your HVAC system more environmentally friendly.
Have Your Ductwork Inspected
If your ductwork isn’t sealed correctly, you could be losing up to 25% of your energy. Have a professional HVAC company inspect your ductwork and make any repairs as needed.
Get a Programmable Thermostat
If you have an older thermostat, start thinking about an upgrade. A digital programmable thermostat allows you to set a daily schedule for both your heating and cooling system so that you’re never using energy you don’t need. For example, if you’re at work for 8 hours a day, you can set your thermostat at a low temp during the day and have it warm up shortly before you arrive home. Setting your thermostat 5-10 degrees cooler when you’re not home for hours at a time can save you hundreds of dollars a year.
Change Your Filters Regularly
A dirty air filter can restrict the air flow in your HVAC system as well as allow allergens to enter your home. Dirty filters also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to, meaning higher energy costs and unnecessary impact on the environment. Depending on the type of air filters you use, you should be changing them every 30-60 days. Ask your L&M Heating and Cooling tech which air filters are best for your system.
A neglected HVAC system is more likely to develop problems. Having a professional service your system regularly will go a long way to keeping your HVAC system in top shape. A professional tech will be able to spot problems before they cause costly permanent damage.
The best way to keep your HVAC system environmentally friendly is to take care of it. Contact the pros at L&M Cooling for all your HVAC needs.