An HVAC system accounts for a big portion of energy cost in your Danbury, Texas, home. Simple actions like sealing air leaks, tuning up the system, and resetting the thermostat can help you substantially cut down your HVAC costs.
Seal the Air Leaks
Seal all the air-leakage points from pipes, walls, doors, windows, and ceilings to prevent the treated air from escaping. Most of the energy loss happens from the gaps, recesses, and unfinished spaces, which are often difficult to detect. HVAC professionals often conduct a building pressurization test to find the air leaks that can’t be caught through visual inspection. They can also help you select and apply the right type of caulk and weatherstripping to fix the drafty doors and windows.
Aeroseal duct sealing is a great way to fill the cracks, holes, and openings in the ductwork. You may also want to upgrade your home insulation, especially in the basement and attic, if it has gotten too old.
Tune Up the System
Fall is the best time to schedule an annual tuneup for your HVAC system. A professional tuneup involves performing regular maintenance activities and troubleshooting for potential problems. It saves you money by improving the efficiency of the system and preventing costly breakdowns. HVAC tuneups also extend the life of your equipment and improve your indoor air quality. Many manufacturers require regular servicing and maintenance as a precondition for keeping your warranty valid.
Reset the Thermostat
If you are using a programmable thermostat, it’s time to reset it to cooler temperatures in order to ensure a comfortable environment and lower energy bills. Following best practices can help you get the most from your thermostat. Set it to lower temperatures for times when you are asleep or not at home. Change the thermostat’s batteries every year since weak batteries can cause the thermostat to malfunction.
Our certified HVAC technicians at Davis Air Conditioning and Heating can help you prepare and implement a detailed action plan for cutting down your HVAC cost. Call 888-929-0049 to schedule a consultation.
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