As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and air conditioning. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your Southern California Edison bill - and your comfort. Take these steps to increase the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system.
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
Maintain your equipment to prevent future problems and unwanted costs. Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Contractors get busy once summer and winter come, so it's best to check the cooling system in the spring and the heating system in the fall.
A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
Ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent - and sometimes much more.
If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old or not keeping your house comfortable, have it evaluated by a professional HVAC contractor. If it is not performing efficiently or needs upgrading, consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the ENERGY STAR.
Replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient models is a great start. But to make sure that you get the best performance, the new equipment must be properly installed. In fact, improper installation can reduce system efficiency by up to 30 percent - costing you more on your utility bills and possibly shortening the equipment's life
Call Evenflow Mechanical Inc. today at 310-326-2249 for the finest heating and air conditioning services for Lomita and the surrounding areas.
I've been using Tony and the team at Evenflow Mechanical for all my heating and air conditioning needs for the past 4 years. My real estate agent recommended him when I was in the process of buying my house and he has proven time and again to be a trustworthy, high quality professional with fair prices. This past winter he installed a high efficiency heater in my attic and cut my gas bills by more than 50%. One time when I needed urgent help and he was not available, his office took the time to find a competitor who could provide an emergency service call. Wow! I would recommend Tony to anyone looking for a high quality, trustworthy Heating and AC expert.