Many factors influence the savings potential on your energy consumption, including: lifestyle; efficiency rating, & having the right-sized air conditioning system for your house.
Remember that the higher the efficiency rating on your HVAC, the greater the energy savings you will receive. All split system air conditioner units & heat pumps that are matched systems with a SEER of greater than 14.5, 12 EER, or HSPF of 8.2 or above meet or exceed the minimum efficiency required by the EPA for ENERGY STAR recognition.
You can always find higher-efficiency HVAC products by looking for an ENERGY STAR logo on the unit’s nameplate.
PROPER LOAD CALCULATION
A vital step to getting a more energy efficient for your home is to have a reputable air conditioning contractor conduct a load calculation. Sadly, this step is often ignored and most houses today are cooled and heated by HVAC units that are too big for the home. Just taking the extra step of doing an accurate load calc will help you determine the best use of your money and give you the highest energy efficiency. When an AC or heat pump system isn’t the proper capacity for a house, many different problems can result:
- Temperatures in the home might become uneven.
- the HVAC unit might not run long enough to control the humidity .
- An increase in maintenance problems over time.
- Usually the money you think you are saving isn’t accurate, because with units that are too large, you are essentially paying to cool or heat space that is not there.
REGULAR SEASONAL MAINTENANCE
Have Pure Air perform preventative maintenance before the summer season kicks in. Asking a certified professional to check your HVAC system will increase the life of the air conditioning system, improve the energy efficiency, save money and even reduce pollutants.
A dirty filter restricts airflow and increases energy usage in your home. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated & properly adjusted can usually save about 5 percent on energy costs. To increase the efficiency of your HVAC, replace or clean filters once per month.