04 Jun Good Heating and Cooling Systems are Wise Investments for Homeowners
Of the many appliances currently in your home, your heating and cooling system is likely to be the most energy-consumptive one of the bunch. You will rely on your HVAC for comfort during periods of intense heat and/or cold, and it will cost a lot to keep them powered for days. You will have to take every opportunity you can to save on your power costs when it comes to your HVACs.
The best way to save on your HVAC costs starts with choosing the right system to install. A good heating and cooling setup is one that is efficient and uses only the right amount of energy to provide adequate indoor comfort. Selecting an HVAC is a major decision that homeowners should not rush; such systems will serve their users for a long time (about 10 or so years) if used properly and taken care of.
How to Choose the Right HVAC
Efficient HVACs will help save a lot of money for users in the long run, and could potentially pay for themselves in time. To know if an HVAC is efficient enough by hardware alone, look for the ENERGY STAR label anywhere on the appliance. An ENERGY STAR certification means that a product can cut down users’ annual energy bill by almost $115.
There is more to efficiency than just the hardware that makes up an HVAC. The power of heating and air conditioning systems needs to be properly matched to the amount of cooling and/or heating a home needs. Fortunately, you can have the contractor responsible for installing the system calculate how much load the system should meet in order to sufficiently cool or warm your home.
Maintaining HVAC Efficiency
Even the most sophisticated of HVACs can eventually lose their efficiency. This could either be due to dirt buildup in the filters and components of the system, or from a damaged part. The occasional maintenance can solve these problems and restore an HVAC’s optimal settings. If maintenance alone cannot restore efficiency, only then should you consider getting a full replacement. For both cases, you should let a capable local contractor based in Denver, CO, such as Total Plumbing, do the job. A professional contractor will not just make skillful repairs and replacements, but also make sure that they do not cause any more damage to the system that can lower its efficiency.
Heat & Cool Efficiently, energystar.gov
Choosing HVAC Equipment for an Energy-Efficient Home, greenbuildingadvisor.com