Reduce Debris and Clutter
Preventative maintenance is one of the best ways to improve energy efficiency of any appliance around the home. An annual tune-up and inspection will also help to extend the useful life of a HVAC unit thereby saving homeowners money over the long term. This combined with keeping all components of a HVAC system on the interior and exterior of a house free of debris and clutter can also improve efficiency and save money. Something as simple as raking away leaves from around an outdoor HVAC unit can improve the overall operational efficiency of the system.
Update Old, Outdated Equipment
In addition, one excellent way of greatly improving energy efficiency over the long-term is to consider updating old outdated equipment with newer energy-efficient type models that are specifically intended to lower energy costs. This is especially important for homeowners who plan to keep their home for several years or longer. It is a proven fact that old outdated appliances such as a HVAC system can greatly increase annual energy usage. Today’s modern energy-efficient units are affordable and highly advanced.
Check Doors and Windows Seals
Finally, perhaps one of the most basic and most important aspects of improving HVAC energy efficiency around the home is to ensure that all doors and windows are well sealed. Even the most efficient HVAC system will not save homeowners money if conditioned air is leaking out through doors and windows.