Did you know that your heating system is likely to be the source of about half of the energy your home consumes? Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to make your home more energy-efficient.
1. Replace Your Aging Unit
If your heating and air conditioning unit is more than 10 years old, then you should consider replacing the HVAC unit. Not only does an older HVAC unit run less efficiently in general than a newer one, but it also doesn’t have the advantage of the latest energy-efficient technology and parts.
2. Schedule Regular Maintenance
Just like you take your car to get regular oil changes and tire rotations and you visit your primary care doctor for a checkup every year, your heating system needs regular maintenance too. While the frequency can vary depending on your particular situation, plan to have a professional come to your home at least once a year. Many HVAC companies recommend twice-yearly maintenance visits: once in the spring after the long, cold winter to make sure your unit is ready for summer and once in the fall to ensure you’ll be able to weather the winter in comfort.
During these maintenance visits, the service technician will inspect all moving parts and replace any that are worn enough to be worrisome. Testing for the maximum in energy efficiency is also part of this process.
3. Go for a High-Efficiency Replacement
Replacing your HVAC unit is a big expense that most homeowners try to put off for as long as possible — and for good reason! When you add in the fact that high-efficiency units tend to be more expensive than those that are not, it’s easy to dismiss them. However, the added cost you pay upfront will be realized in savings down the road when you experience lower energy costs.
Heating Solutions in American Fork, UT
At Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, we understand that home and business owners want to save money on their energy costs. This is why we offer a variety of services that are designed to support this goal. Gunthers Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing even offers financing for HVAC replacements or deep discounts for the purchase of an entire system. Contact us today to learn more!