Colorado HVAC Tips

Save Energy With Your Home HVAC System

Brown's Heating and CoolingAs much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. Making smart decisions about your home’s heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a significant effect on your utility bills. Energy Star Heating and Cooling Systems often cost more to buy, but they save you money in the long run due to reduced energy usage. Here are a few tips to save energy with your heating and cooling system in Colorado Springs, CO:

General HVAC Tips

  • Have your HVAC system tuned up at least once a year.
  • Change your filter regularly. During heavy use months (winter and summer), if the filter looks dirty after a month, change it! At a minimum, change the filter every three months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. Through proper use of programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.
  • Seal your heating ducts. Ducts that move air from a forced air furnace or central air conditioner are often big energy wasters. Sealing and insulating ducts can improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system by as much as 20 percent.
  • Finally, install a new Energy Star furnace or air conditioner. Replacing your old system can cut your annual energy bill by $200 and sometimes more!

More Heating & Cooling System Tips for Your Home:

Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips

  • Try not to set the thermostat below 73 degrees (could cause freezing).
  • Replace furnace filters as necessary.
  • Preventative maintenance should occur once per year (in Spring) for optimal performance.
  • Running the unit at night when the temperature drops.

Furnace Maintenance Tips

  • Replace filters at least quarterly or as often as monthly, depending on number of pets, amount of dust in the home, family size, and allergies.
  • Preventative maintenance should occur once per year (in Autumn to get ready for the cold winter months).

Humidifier Maintenance Tips

  • Change the water panel at least once per year (depending on the minerals in your water) for optimal performance.

Call us to learn more about our products, installations, repair services in Colorado Springs, CO. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team is available to answer any questions you may have about HVAC systems installations, maintenance, and more. Call us at (Main) 719-597-7373 and (North) 719-495-7500 today to schedule this season's HVAC tune-up, repair or new installation.

We are also available for any emergency services you might need!