Making Your Refrigerated Air System More Energy Efficient
According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program, heating and cooling costs about $1,000 a year. That is about half of the average home’s total energy costs! Here are a few tips from your friends at R & R Heating & Air to help you make your refrigerated air system more energy efficient (which saves you money!).
- Get a New Unit
If your unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with a more energy-efficient ENERGY STAR-qualified model could help you cut cooling costs by 30%.
- Make Sure Leaky Ducts Are Sealed
If you have leaky ducts, refrigerated air could be escaping before it ever reaches the room it was intended for. Your system will have to work harder to make up for that lost air, resulting in a higher energy cost.
Sealing the leaky ducts will help prevent air from escaping.
- Make Sure Vents Aren’t Blocked
Making sure the vents in your rooms aren’t blocked can ensure all the cold air is reaching your home. This will also prevent your system from having to work harder to bring down the temperature.
- Perform Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance from R & R Heating & Air is an important part of ensuring your refrigerated air system is working properly. During our regular maintenance, we will:
- Clean out debris
- Check and adjust fan belts
- Change the filters
- Clean and check valves, compressors, coils and blower motor
- Reconnect power supply
- Look for other problem areas that may need repair or replacement
Maintenance on your refrigerated air unit will always be done by a trained professional, so you can be sure your system is in full working order.
At R & R Heating & Air, we’ll make sure your refrigerated air system is in the best possible condition to help you keep your cooling costs low.