Save Energy this Fall

Fall can be a confusing time for your HVAC system. It’s cold in the morning, warm in the day, and cool again at night. So do you keep the air on or the heat on? Since keeping the air at the ideal temperature at all times can use up to a third or more of your energy usage, it’s important to stay on top of what your HVAC system is up to in order to avoid paying unnecessary costs and save energy.

Program your Thermostat

Don’t pay for something you aren’t there to enjoy. While you are either away from the home or asleep, save energy by trying to keep the indoor air close to the outdoor temperature. You can either manually adjust the thermostat before and after sleeping and leaving the home or get a programmable thermostat that will adjust the air according to the time. If you know you leave the house at 7:30 every weekday and get home around 5:30, schedule the air/heat to only come on occasionally between those hours by adjusting the temperature to warmer/cooler than you’d prefer. You can schedule the air/heat to kick back on normal a half hour before you return home.

Use Other Methods

Using fans throughout the house can help keep air moving and allow the HVAC system to not overwork itself. You can also save energy by using natural methods. For cooler evenings, save energy by lighting up the fireplace. On pretty days, turn off your air entirely and open up the windows to let the outdoor air circulate throughout the house.

Seal Doors and Windows

Don’t heat or cool the outdoors. If you can see light or feel air coming through the outline of your doors or windows, you are wasting energy. Indoor air is escaping, and outdoor air is barging in. Save energy by sealing those areas and installing weather stripping along those cracks.

Don’t Block the Vents

If you have furniture or other objects in front of your air vents, you are blocking that air from properly doing its job. This makes your HVAC unit work harder than it needs to in order to keep your air comfortable, wasting energy in the process. Locate all your vents and make sure the airflow remains unobstructed.

Save Energy with Hatton’s HVAC Solutions

Fall is the best time to have your annual HVAC inspection to make sure the system is running properly. We will check on all the components of the system and make sure the thermostat is functioning right. We will also check for blockage or dirt within the ductwork that might be wasting energy.

Don’t wait to call for your inspection this fall. The longer you wait, the more energy and money you might be wasting. Contact Hatton’s HVAC Solutions today to make sure your home stays energy-efficient this fall and winter.