What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home?

What Uses the Most Energy in Your Home?

The top energy users in the typical home probably won’t come as a surprise. HVAC energy usage tops the list. In this climate, the winter months require the most energy. Even though the cooling demands are lower than heating, it too ranks at the top for energy usage during the summer months.

Maintenance

Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to get the most comfort out of your HVAC system without risking high electric or gas bills by:

  • Keeping the air filters for the air handler clean. A clogged air filter makes the HVAC system work harder and run longer by reducing the amount of air blowing through the system. It is also one of the largest contributors to premature system breakdowns. When the heating or cooling system is running routinely, check it monthly and change it when it’s coated with dust.
  • During the summer, keep the outdoor condenser for the air conditioner clean. Don’t put anything on top of it or beside it and clear away the dead vegetation.
  • Cut HVAC energy usage by having the system serviced by an HVAC pro annually. The technician will inspect, clean and adjust the system so that it works at top efficiency. Like all mechanical equipment, it needs professional attention to keep it running as the manufacturer intended.Over time, parts accumulate dust and grime and may be out of adjustment. The electrical components need cleaning and may require lubrication to conduct electricity more efficiently. Gas furnaces need cleaning and safety checks. Belts stretch and wear. Some manufacturers require proof of maintenance to maintain the warranty.

Temperature Control

By installing a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature day and night helps you save energy effortlessly. Use different settings based on your schedule. Maintain a comfortable setting when you’re home and change it when you’re away or sleeping.

The experts at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors can help you lower your HVAC energy usage in Monmouth County. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

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