Earth Day is a time to reflect on the environment and your impact on it. Making a positive impact on the environment is not as hard as you may think, and simple steps can have a noticeable effect. Your home’s HVAC system can have a negative impact if it’s inefficient and uses more energy than necessary. However, there are many ways to improve your HVAC unit’s efficiency and reduce your impact on the environment.
Maintaining Your Existing HVAC System
Regular maintenance increases your HVAC system’s overall efficiency, which not only protects the environment but also can save you money, as a more efficient system doesn’t need to run as long or as often. Regular maintenance can include changing filters, fixing any duct leaks or drafts, checking coolant levels, coil repair, and other needed upkeep. Remember to always hire a professional for any maintenance you don’t feel comfortable doing, as improper maintenance can be not only costly but dangerous.
In some cases, the best way to improve your energy efficiency is to replace an older unit with a newer, more efficient model. Energy Star-rated units use less energy than older models, reducing the impact on the environment and increasing the savings for you in terms of energy expenses. Improving HVAC efficiency with a newer unit can pay for itself thanks to reduced operational expenses.
When You Need Professional Assistance
Energy efficiency is an important part of home ownership, and by paying attention to how much energy you’re using, you can not only protect the environment but keep your home more comfortable and save money. Whether you need maintenance or equipment replacement, having an HVAC professional you can trust is important. At Arpi’s Industries, we provide residents of Calgary the high level of service and professional results they’ve come to expect. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help make your home more energy-efficient.