How to Make your HVAC System More Efficient for Earth DaySaturday, April 22nd, 2017 Blog, Energy Efficiency, Seasonal Heating & Cooling Tips by Kendall Cooper
Celebrating Earth Day cannot feel complete without taking some measures to make your HVAC system more efficient for Phoenix weather. As a way of demonstrating support for environmental protection, you can implement the following tips from Phoenix heating and air conditioning experts to conserve energy in your residence.
Conduct an Energy Audit
For you to make your HVAC more efficient, the first thing to do is consult a professional to come and conduct an energy audit of your home’s HVAC system. When we do an audit for you, we evaluate the parts and the condition of the whole unit so that you get a comprehensive report. Depending on the outcome, there might be some fixes and potential energy efficiency upgrades available.
Install an Economizer
You can install an economizer to cool your home naturally instead of doing it the mechanical way by passing warmer air to a powered compressor for cooling. Economizers leverage the principle that cooler temperatures are outside your house, so they bring that air in and the only energy you need is for circulating the cool air throughout your home.
There is no need to cool or heat your home more than necessary. We recommend that you implement controls that allow you to set preferences on when to heat or cool the house. There is a wide variety of control options available, including timing automation systems, programmable thermostats, occupancy and demand sensors, and more. We will advise you on which technology is most suitable for your home.
Reduce Load Capacity
You can make your systems run less frequency by reducing the amount of cooling and heating used in your house. You can begin by implementing simple strategies like sealing and insulating your residence, including pipes, roofs, duct, walls, and pipes. We also strongly advise that you install energy-efficient lighting bulbs and windows coated with a film to control the amount of solar heat that can get into your house.
To ensure that your HVAC is always running as efficiently as it should, proper maintenance is a necessity. To begin with, you need to change your HVAC filters regularly in Phoenix, at least once a month, to improve air quality and overall system performance. Additionally, remember to check for leaks in your coils, ducts, pipes and have all the defects repaired by a professional. Also, check for dust and debris from the ducts and coils and keep them clean as they can compromise heat transfer. You may want to consider installation of new HVAC system if the current one is damaged beyond recovery.
Homeowners can rely on Cooper Climate Control for friendly, customer-driven HVAC Phoenix air conditioning services. With 60 years of combined experience, our HVAC repair and installation services are reliable and pocket-friendly. We can conduct energy audits as well as repair, replace and service any type of air conditioning or heating unit in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!