It is a reality that though we pay our bills regularly, we are not really aware of how much we are spending on fuel bills and how much energy is being used in our HVAC systems. So if a homeowner wants to lower his energy bill, he should be aware of how much energy each appliance is consuming so that he will not which one is consuming the most energy.
Next to labelling your heating and cooling system that approximately accounts 48% of the energy use in a typical US home and making it the largest energy expense for most homes, you should also rate the condition of your unit. If you really want to save thousands on your fuel cost, you need to replace an older heating, cooling, and ventilating system with a high efficiency unit to replace you old heating and cooling system.
Today, it is not longer difficult to purchase a brand new HVAC unit since you can buy one on easy installment terms and this unit will surely be a hundred percent on efficiency compared to losing 35% on fuel consumption in older units, and this should convince you that it is the best way to cut on your energy bill.
The latest HVAC models will allow home owners more control of the system and it has better features that the older versions, like variable speed technology and other current advances and innovations that were not present in former models.
If your heating and cooling system has been with you for many years, you are most likely wasting a lot of energy lost in your system. If you want to be more thorough on this, you can also schedule a professional evaluator to thoroughly determine the efficiency of your system including your ductwork.
And, in order for your new HVAC unit to lower energy consumption, it is not enough that it is there, but it should also be properly installed and regularly maintained to achieve its end. First because no matter how efficient your unit is, improper installation can reduce the overall efficiency by up to 30%. Improper installation of your HVAC unit also shortens its lifespan since the unit will always be overworked so that it can reach the temperature that you have set it to. The same thing can also happen when regular cleaning and proper maintenance of your entire system is not done.
This fall season is the best time to buy a new HVAC system or else have your HVAC system checked and maintained. This should be the right time to arm yourself for the incoming winter where you will be needing all the heat that your unit can supply with less cost from that previous season.