5 Ways to Save Energy this Fall
Whether you own a packaged unit or a heat pump, it will start to get a workout in the autumn. Below are five ways to mitigate the rise in energy bills that you’ll see during the fall season.
1. Replacing Air Filters
Any ducted unit will have trouble heating if the ducts and filters are dirty. This means higher bills for increasingly mediocre performance. Pleated air filters, which are the highest in quality, should be replaced every three to six months.
At Air Max HVAC, we can handle this and other minor heating repairs throughout Burbank, CA. You could even request regular maintenance.
2. Schedule Heating System Maintenance
With a tune-up every autumn, you won’t have to worry about your system breaking down in the middle of winter. Tune-ups also help you save energy by eliminating any issues that were compromising the unit’s performance.
3. Checking for Adequate Insulation
Your attic and walls may be lacking in the way of insulation, which means it will do little to slow down heat loss. Once you know the type, thickness, and R-value of your insulation, you can choose between adding more layers or upgrading to something with a higher R-value.
4. Preventing Drafts
Drafts from windows, doors, and other openings to the outside can spoil your heating system’s hard work. It’s essential to seal these gaps and cracks with caulking or foam sealant. Foam tape is also available.
5. Programming the Thermostat
One should get in the habit of programming the thermostat. If you’ll be gone from your home for a longer period of time, set the temperature to several degrees below where it normally is; this is more energy-efficient than turning the thermostat off and heating a freezing home upon one’s return.
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For heating and cooling system repairs, maintenance, and installations, you can turn to Air Max HVAC. We even provide home energy audits, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers. Our team boasts more than 80 years of combined experience and can travel anywhere in Burbank. Give us a call for more information.Tags: Energy Efficiency, Heating Maintenance