Energy efficiency is more important now than ever. Mainstream scientists suggest that we have a limited time left before our fossil fuels run out. They give us 70 years of coal, 40 years of gas, and 30 years of oil.

Once we run out of these fuels, we will have to find other ways of heating and cooling our homes. The less energy we use now, the better.

However, as a modern homeowner, you’re probably interested in saving money as well. You can use less energy, save money, and take steps to protect the environment all at once. We’re going to show you how.

Keep reading for three creative ways to reduce your HVAC energy usage in Florida.

1. Keep Your HVAC System Clean

One of the most important HVAC maintenance tips is to keep all the components of your furnace and AC clean. The simplest of this, of course, is replacing the HVAC filter every few months.

You’ll need to replace it more often if you have pets and/or a large family. Unobstructed airflow is key to keeping your electricity bill down. We also recommend:

  • Getting your air ducts cleaned
  • Keeping your AC unit’s condenser coils clean
  • Cleaning the outside units grating

If you don’t feel comfortable doing any of these things yourself, call your local Florida HVAC company to do it for you.

2. Have Your System Regularly Inspected and Serviced

Most of us don’t have the knowledge, training, or expertise to properly inspect or service our HVAC units. Replacing filters and conducting cleaning is one thing. However, you need a licensed Florida HVAC technician to inspect your unit regularly to ensure everything is running optimally.

Regular HVAC maintenance services can also catch any major or developing issues that could prove dangerous. At the very least, they can identify problems that could be ruining your home’s energy efficiency.

3. Install a Smart Thermostat

Finally, to lower your HVAC Energy Usage, install a smart thermostat and program your system to use less energy during certain periods of the day. For example, you don’t need your home to be kept at 73 degrees in the middle of the night while you’re wrapped up in warm blankets. In fact, studies show the ideal sleeping temperature is between 60 and 67 degrees.

Similarly, you don’t need to keep your home at 68 degrees while you’re at work. The more conservatively you run your system, the more energy you’ll save. It will also increase the lifespan of your unit.

Additionally, use open windows, fans, and ceiling fans on summer mornings to keep the house cool. Then, as the day is warming up, you can close everything down and turn on the AC.

Is Energy Efficiency Important to You?

As noted above, regular HVAC maintenance is one of the most important things you can do for your system. Not only will it help you improve your home’s energy efficiency, but it will also keep your HVAC system running smoother, longer.

If you want your Florida home to be safe, comfortable, healthy, and economical, enroll in our Maintenace Agreement Program. Customers enrolled in this program also enjoy a 20% HVAC repair discount. Contact us today to talk to one of our specialists or schedule our HVAC services.