11 HVAC Energy Saving Tips
- Regulatory Maintenance
- Regularly Changing Air Filters
- Increase Insulation
- Clean Drain Lines
- Seal all Heating & Cooling Ducts
- Installing Programmable Thermostat
- Proper Equipment & Ductwork Sizing for Square Footage of Home
- Keep Windows & Doors Closed when Operating HVAC System
- Keep Curtains & Blinds Closed when Operating HVAC System
- Upgrade HVAC to Energy Star Qualified Equipment
- Upgrade HVAC Equipment SEER Rating
Energy Consumption through your Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning Control (HVAC) represents a Significant portion of Nationwide Energy usage. According to the Department the Energy the HVAC System is Responsible for about 40-45% of a typical Energy Bill. Since HVAC Energy usage has Serious Global Impacts, Increasing Efficiency is Crucial to Minimizing Detrimental Effects. According to the Department of Energy upwards of 30% in HVAC Costs are Lost to Waste. Energy Efficiency is Beneficial for both Home & Business Owners as well as the Planet reducing Costs & Environmental Impact. The “Green” approach may Require Higher Initial Costs, However, the Savings over the Course of Time make it a Valuable Investment. According to the National Institute of Building Science, installing a High-Performance HVAC System in Conjunction w/ an Energy Efficient Building Design can Result in a 30% Reduction in Annual Energy Costs, meaning your Initial Investment can pay itself off in Approximately 3-5 Years.
There is another Component that is Larger than your HVAC Equipment itself & it’s often overlooked, that is your Ducting System that Transports the Conditioned Air. Usually the Problem is Lack of Insulation and/or Leaky Ductwork that ends up allowing the Conditioned Air into Non-Conditioned Spaces. (I.e. Crawlspace, Attic, Garage, or Basement) This is important because a Leaky Duct System can Reduce your Climate Control Systems Efficiency by 20-30%. As a Result, the State of California understands the importance of Energy Waste & of Sealed Ductwork Resulting in the Title 24 Building Standard Code. Title 24 is a Broad set of Requirements for Energy Conservation, Green Design, Construction, Maintenance, Fire & Life Safety, as well as Accessibility that Apply to Structural, Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Systems in a Building. The California Energy Commission updates the Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) every 3 Years.
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