Your HVAC system keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. But is it doing so efficiently? If you aren’t taking care of it and following best practices, then probably not. Here are some energy saving strategies for your Dundalk HVAC systems.

Change your filter

One of the best ways to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and save on your energy costs is to regularly change the filter. A dirty filter hampers air flow and makes your HVAC unit work harder, which reduces its efficiency and makes it use more energy, which costs you more money. How often you should change your filter depends on what kind of unit you have. Some only require it once a year while others require it once a season.

Clean your HVAC unit

A lot of the problems that cause your HVAC unit to run inefficiently and to have problems and breakdowns simply comes from dirt. In addition to needing to change your air filter regularly, you also should clean dirt out of your system. Two important ways to do that are to vacuum out your furnace compartment and to hose down the compressor unit for your air conditioning, which is outside your home. You also want to make sure that any hoses used to bleed of condensation are kept clean and free of debris.

Have your unit serviced

Just as with a car or other mechanical systems, your HVAC system is likely to run at its best and most efficient when it has regular service. You can schedule an HVAC tech to come out once a year and inspect your system, perform service and fix problems and replace items before they grow into bigger issues.

Be smart about your thermostat

Keeping track of what the temperature is set at can save you a lot on your energy costs. Bumping it up a degree or two in the summer and down the same in the winter can save you a lot of money for your Dundalk home. Better yet is to install a smart thermostat that allows you to control your temperature settings remotely from a smartphone, tablet or computer.

For quality HVAC service and repair in your Dundalk, MD home, call Reliability Home at (443) 399-8663.