Jan
16

Heat & Cool Efficiently

“The Energy Star label has been in the market for a couple of years now. This small paper that is attached to any appliance or any home system could actually make a huge difference not just in your bills but also in the environment. But when it comes to HVAC systems at home, what do Energy Star say about it?”

 

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As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. Take these steps to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

Change your air filter regularly

Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust…

 

Read more here: http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=heat_cool.pr_hvac