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HVAC Energy Efficiency Strategies

energyWhether you are operating a small business or a family sized home, there is one concern that you likely have in common with most the rest of the industrialized world: heating and air conditioning. This is especially true when you live in a climate like Florida’s, where humidity and heat are overpowering throughout much of the year. Living without air conditioning or heat is uncomfortable, and in some cases unhealthy. In North Florida, you can’t operate a business without a working HVAC unit, and you won’t have a comfortable home if your AC isn’t working to its maximum efficiency.

The importance of having a working HVAC system is clear, but unfortunately, simply having an HVAC system isn’t enough to ensure that it will work the way you need it to. Through regular maintenance you can ensure that your HVAC system is running at maximum efficiency. Greater efficiency means greater savings on your monthly utility bill.

Making any decisions about your HVAC system it is absolutely essential that you consult with a professional HVAC specialist. Your heating and cooling system will account for a significant portion of any building’s energy use. In many situations, the amount of energy used by the HVAC system alone adds up to 25% of total energy usage, according to the EPA. If your HVAC system is missing coolant, if a line becomes clogged or if any other seemingly minor issue arises with your system, it could add up to major expenses in repair and utility costs, as this will force your HVAC system to push into overdrive. Keeping up with regular scheduled maintenance and leaving any repairs to an experienced professional will ensure that your HVAC isn’t costing you more to run it than need be.

When it comes to ensuring that your HVAC is as energy efficient as possible, the first step is to ensure that you have the right sized HVAC for your building needs. Many small homes and offices have oversized HVAC systems. While this will ensure that your HVAC is powerful enough to provide your home with the heating and cooling it needs for you to be comfortable, it also means that you are using way more energy than necessary to run this system on a regular basis. Purchasing a properly sized HVAC system for your home or business, or having an HVAC professional retrofit an existing HVAC system to be more tailored to your needs will help cut down your HVAC associated energy costs.

For more information about maintaining the most energy efficient HVAC system, or for HVAC repair at your home or office building, contact All Weather Contractors.