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2 Tips for Increasing Energy Efficiency and Decreasing Costs


One of the best ways to decrease costs on energy is to increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system or home.

If you want to save money on the operation of your heating and air conditioning system, one of the first places to start is to find ways to make it run more efficiently. Not only will it save you money, but it will help the environment, too. Keep reading for two ways you can increase energy efficiency for your HVAC.

#1: Make Sure the Air Filter Is Clean

An HVAC system's air filter enjoys the job of cleaning contaminants out of the indoor air. Over time, the filter becomes dirty and clogged. This means that the air filter blocks more of the air trying to pass through it.

After a while, the air filter will start to serve as a plug in the HVAC air system. Then, the air conditioner or heater will work far less effectively because the warmed or cooled air can’t flow to parts of the building like it should. It also results in the fact that the HVAC’s air handler has to work much harder to move the air. All this equates to higher energy bills.

#2: Prevent Air Leakage

Air leakage can exist in two main areas. First, there is the HVAC ductwork where air that flows through the ductwork leaches out and never reaches its intended destination. Second, openings to the outside, like doors and windows, can have small spaces that allow air to flow in and out of the building.

When these openings get really bad, they can create warm spots in the summer and cool spots in the winter. Both of these types of air leakages will decrease the efficiency of the heater or air conditioner, so it’s important to find these air leaks and seal them up.

If you’d like to learn about more ways to improve the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system and also save money when operating it, contact our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating as soon as possible.

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