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Energy Efficient Tips for HVAC

As a full-service HVAC company serving Kent, WA and the surrounding areas, you can count on us to install, repair, or maintain your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, and ductless heat pump. But, that’s not all-you can also count on us to provide you with the best advice to keep your unit energy efficient and running at optimal capacity! If you don’t think it’s your HVAC unit that’s riding up your energy bill and you think it may be rising because of your provider, you may want to have a think about switching energy providers.

Here are a few of our expert tips:

Not all heating and cooling systems are equal.

Not every HVAC system brand, make, and model is of the same caliber. Choosing one that is right for your home can make a major impact on your home’s comfort level. Most importantly, people should also consider the possibility of using grants for central heating to help keep costs down. Technology within the HVAC industry is always advancing, and staying up to date may increase your levels of energy efficiency. For example, a programmable thermostat can be an energy-efficient upgrade because it allows you to adjust the temperature of your home on a schedule. By heating or cooling your home only while you are there, you can cut down on energy costs and decrease the wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Home insulation plays a major part in preserving energy efficiency.

Your HVAC system works hard to produce conditioned air and heat for your home, which is why it’s important to contain it within your home. When you have an uninsulated attic or crawlspace, some heat and air can escape. The same goes for if you have a small gap or hole in your roof, for example, this can cause heat to go out quite quickly. In these instances, it’s recommended you look to have that repaired ASAP. Insulating attics and crawlspaces, and fixing any gaps in the roof can keep more of your air indoors and help improve the efficiency of your HVAC system.

Not sure if your home is as efficient as it could be? Energy audits make it easy for you to see where you are spending money and how you can reduce unnecessary costs, while increasing your home comfort. If you have noticed a sudden rise in your energy bills, excessive dust in your home, or uneven temperatures that aren’t syncing with your thermostat, you could benefit from a home energy audit.

Replacing your old unit could improve efficiency.

If your HVAC equipment is more than 10 years old, requires many repairs, or is simply not keeping your house comfortable, have it evaluated by a professional. The best, most effective way to save energy may be to replace your outdated HVAC unit with a newer, more efficient system. AAA Heating & Air Conditioning offers the following replacement services:

If you choose to replace your HVAC system, make sure you hire top-notch technicians to install your new unit. Improper installation can actually reduce the system’s energy efficiency-so, make sure it is done right the first time!

Proper maintenance goes a long way in preventing HVAC problems.

It is extremely important to take care of your HVAC system. Proper maintenance, on a new or aged unit, can help to maintain efficiency longer than neglected units. While situations vary, we may recommend an annual or biannual maintenance appointment to keep your unit running optimally. AAA Heating & Air Conditioning offers the following tune-up services:

During your HVAC tune-up and inspection appointment, our professional HVAC technician will do a thorough examination of your system to make sure it is operating properly, and make recommendations for repairs or replacements. Regular maintenance can help lower your utility bills, reduce repair costs, save energy, and extend the lifespan of your HVAC unit. Don’t wait until the last minute to get your air conditioner or furnace serviced!

Don’t forget that your appliances aren’t the only place you can improve your efficiency. Simple methods like putting a door snake under your doors or closing all your windows can be helpful but more drastic measures like to stop heat from escaping can improve efficiency much more.

HVAC Services in Kent, WA

Believe it or not, a large chunk of your energy bill depends on the efficiency level of your HVAC system. To ensure a low cost of repairs and the comfort level you desire, it’s important that your system is well-maintained. At AAA Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a multitude of HVAC services, including installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance.

If your HVAC system is in need of maintenance, or you’d like to replace the unit in your Kent home with a more energy-efficient model, the professionals at AAA Heating & Air Conditioning have you covered-give us a call at (253) 234-1278!

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