Your heating and air conditioning system can account for nearly half of your home’s monthly utility bills, especially during the winter and summer seasons when temperatures can fluctuate. However, your utility bill doesn’t have to skyrocket in order to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. With these strategies, you can keep your unit energy efficient and budget-friendly.
- Look for high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment that qualifies for the BGE rebate and meets or exceeds the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certified product efficiency requirements. These have been tested and are proven to deliver results to your home that can significantly reduce your monthly bill.
- Know when it’s time to replace your heating and air condition systems. When you find yourself paying for frequent repairs and your heating and cooling bills continue to rise, it may be time to consider a new system. In general, when your heat pump is over 10 years old and/or your furnace is over 15 years old, it is time to consider replacement options.
- Choose high-efficiency parts and equipment whenever possible. They may be more expensive to purchase than standard units, but over time these costs will be well worth it in the savings you experience in your monthly heating and cooling bill.
- Before buying a new qualifying gas furnace, tell your mechanical contractor that you want to participate in any available installation rebates. Find a contractor who participates in these programs and who can guarantee the job is done right.
- Schedule regular maintenance to your unit in order to prevent heating and air conditioning problems throughout the lifetime of the unit. We recommend an air conditioning tune-up in the spring and a heating system tune-up in the fall.
For more tips and information on HVAC systems or for all your heating and air system needs, contact our offices in San Jose, CA. We have a system that is right for you and your family.