5 Tips to Boost HVAC System Efficiency

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), approximately 43 percent of your energy bill goes toward your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Boosting the efficiency of your HVAC system not only keeps your Denver home cozy but also slashes energy expenses. 

Ways to Improve Your HVAC Efficiency

Carrier Colorado can help you find a nearby Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer to assist you in keeping your HVAC system well-maintained for optimal efficiency.

Here are 5 practical tips to get the most value from your system:

  1. Annual Maintenance
    Regular upkeep is paramount for your HVAC system’s longevity and efficiency. Schedule professional maintenance at least twice a year—once in the spring and the fall. Your Carrier technician will conduct a thorough inspection and tune-up to keep your system in top shape.
  2. DIY HVAC Tasks
    Supplement professional maintenance with simple do-it-yourself tasks at home. Regularly swapping out air filters ensures smooth airflow while keeping registers free from obstruction optimizes performance. Maintain a clear space around the outdoor unit to prevent obstructed airflow.

    When airflow is restricted by any means, your HVAC system has to work hard to meet the demands of your thermostat settings.
  3. Seal Leaks
    Combat energy loss by sealing leaky air ducts and poorly insulated areas such as windows and doors. A meticulous home inspection can pinpoint these leaks, ensuring your conditioned air stays indoors where it belongs.
  4. Boost Insulation
    Investing in proper insulation pays dividends in energy efficiency. Whether it’s your attic, walls, or floors, reinforcing insulation maintains a consistent indoor temperature, lightening the load on your HVAC system.
  5. Smart Thermostats
    Embrace technology by installing a smart thermostat. This allows you to set different temperatures throughout the day, preventing unnecessary strain on your system when nobody is home or everyone is sleeping.

Consider Upgrading Your HVAC System

Despite your best efforts, an aging HVAC system may struggle to meet efficiency standards. If your energy bills remain stubbornly high, it might be time to upgrade to a newer, more energy-efficient model. Look for systems with an ENERGY STAR® certification or ones that boast features like variable-speed motors or zone-controlling thermostats that can help keep new HVAC system functioning efficiently during its life span. 

Partner with Carrier Colorado

Whether you need information on air conditioners or heat pumps, Carrier Colorado can help find a nearby Carrier dealer in the Denver, CO, area to answer all your questions. Click our Find A Dealer link to get started on your HVAC journey!