According to energy.gov, heating and cooling your home uses more energy and costs more money than any other system in your home. Heating and cooling typically making up about 54% of your utility bill and 25 to 40 percent of that energy used for heating or cooling is energy wasted. If you do the math, that means approximately 10-20% of your utility cost comes from wasted energy. That’s a substantial amount of money down the drain.
Getting your heating and air-conditioning system professionally cleaned is the solution. This may entail anything like cleaning ductwork, vents, register, blowers, coils, filtration systems, etc. In other words, anything that is exposed to the airflow within the system needs to be regularly maintained or cleaning to save energy.
For more information on air conditioning maintenance check our previous blog post Air Conditioning Maintenance: A Quick and Simple Home Investment or check out our blog post next Thursday (March 20, 2014) which will be called Give Your Home a Springtime Checkup.
And always remember to check your filter!