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5 Tips for HVAC Energy Efficiency

How HVAC System Energy Efficiency is Determined

The most influential factor in HVAC energy efficiency is the type of system you have, with two rating systems that can help you find the most energy-efficient heating and air conditioning units within your budget:

  • The SEER rating, Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio, measures the ratio of cooling output in British thermal units (BTU) divided by usage, measured in kilowatt-hours. The higher the SEER number, the more energy-efficient the HVAC system.
  • The EER rating, Energy Efficiency Ratio, is determined within laboratory conditions for testing, rather than outdoor or environmental. It rates the energy efficiency of residential HVAC systems. Like the SEER rating, the higher the number, the more energy-efficient the system.

The Coachella Valley air conditioner and heater installers at Earl’s Air Conditioning provide installation, maintenance, and repairs that help your HVAC run well. We can help you find new models with improved efficiency, make sure your existing system is running at optimal output, and perform maintenance to ensure it keeps running year-round.

For energy-efficient HVAC system installation, critical maintenance, and necessary HVAC repairs in the Coachella Valley, call the experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning.

How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your HVAC System

If you cannot invest in a new HVAC system, there are several ways to improve efficiency in your existing system:

  1. Increase insulation: Inspecting and ensuring that your HVAC ductwork is sufficiently insulated and that your home is well insulated will reduce the work of your heating and air conditioning system to keep the house comfortable. Retaining temperature helps reduce the strain on your system and the duration and frequency of time it runs throughout the day.
  2. Install programmable thermostats: Programmable thermostats allow temperatures to be automated, changing depending on the day and time. This means the system works less when you are away, keeps the house cooler when you sleep, and can be changed from your phone or computer when you are out of town. These simple changes in heating and cooling will save energy and money.
  3. Keep your system clean: Clean your air filters or replace them regularly while also making sure no furniture or draperies are blocking vents or intakes. Clean around your outdoor unit and remove debris or anything that could obstruct airflow.
  4. Schedule regular maintenance: A regular maintenance appointment can help to find any potential problems including leaks, disconnected wires, and other issues that will affect efficiency and proper function.
  5. Use appliances during cooler hours: Run your oven, dryer, and any other heat-producing appliances in the early morning before the hottest time of day or once it begins to cool down. Avoiding peak-hour usage will prevent your air conditioner from working overtime to compensate for the extra heat.

Check the Efficiency of Your HVAC System with Help from Earl’s Air Conditioning

If you are unsure about the efficiency of your existing HVAC system or are considering installing a new heater or air conditioner, call the experts at Earl’s Air Conditioning. Our Coachella Valley HVAC installers can outfit your home with a new, energy-efficient system or provide crucial maintenance for your existing air conditioning system. With energy-efficient options that fit every budget, you can stay cool all summer.

Call Earl’s Air Conditioning for new HVAC installation, maintenance, and repairs in the Coachella Valley.

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