Climate change is a major concern across the globe. It’s important to save energy and reduce your carbon footprint any way you can. One of the biggest consumers of energy in your home is your HVAC system. Here are some ways to save energy and cultivate a more environmentally friendly HVAC system without sacrificing home comfort.
One of the most important components of environmentally friendly HVAC is good airflow. If your airflow is restricted, then it takes longer to heat or cool your home, forcing your system to run longer and work harder, which in turn uses more energy. There are several things you can do to improve airflow.
First, change your filter regularly. If it gets clogged, air can’t flow through your system as effectively, which results in wasted energy. Check your filter every month and replace it every three to six months to maintain an environmentally friendly HVAC system.
You should also check for leaks in your ductwork. Holes, tears, and other damage to your ductwork can cause energy losses of around 20%, as the air from your system leaks out before it can reach your home. Examine your ducts for damage and repair them with metal tape or mastic sealant. Better yet, call your HVAC technician to help you.
Environmentally Friendly HVAC Technology
There are also a number of technological improvements to help make for a more environmentally friendly HVAC system. A programmable thermostat can save a significant amount of energy by following your schedule. When no one is home during the day, program a more energy-efficient temperature setting. Then, set your preferred temperature to kick in around the time everyone starts to return home from work or school. Your family stays comfortable while saving energy.
Shopping for a new, environmentally friendly HVAC unit can do wonders for your energy savings as well. Look for the Energy Star logo, certifying that the unit saves money and energy over similar models — without sacrificing performance or features.
For more help getting a more environmentally friendly HVAC system in your home, contact us at Arpi’s Industries. Calgary’s home-comfort solutions are our top priority.