They say ignorance is bliss and the fact you are reading this means that you want to learn more and are ready for the not so pretty truth about HVAC energy efficiency. So brace yourself for information on how to reduce your carbon footprint.
What you don’t know can hurt you.
The pictures above are actual situations we have seen in our customers homes in the past couple of months.
Most of our customers see the items that affect the energy efficiency they ususally sign up to fix them immediately especially the items that call for a regular cleaning, also known as regular maintenance. They do this because of the build up and dirt on the cooling coil, internal furnace parts and dirty filter. Seeing these items motivated them, in part because they realize that they are breathing some of that built up dust and debris.
A side benefit of the regular maintenance can be improved indoor air quality but it also may be increased air flow which makes people in the space more comfortable at the same time it makes the equipment work less and extends it’s usable lifetime. While an older furnace or older home may affect the efficiency of a unit, don’t be lulled into a false sense of security thinking you are golden just because your unit is a bit newer that you are getting the energy efficiency you are paying for, a dirty furnace can be your energy robbing culprit.
The attached slideshow link describes energy efficient equipment, maintenance items that should be taken care of and service on a regular basis can mean reduced utility bills. The link shows you why your heating energy bill is so high.