Not every problem requires installing an entirely new HVAC system. Sometimes all it takes to save money is to find out where you’re wasting it. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the top sources of HVAC energy waste for homeowners. Where are you wasting money?
Broken Duct Work
We’ve started with the most widespread and frequent source of energy waste: duct leakage. The U.S. Department of Energy says that “Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.” Repairing leaking duct work, or replacing it altogether with more energy-efficient system (such as mini-ducts) could have a wonderful impact on your monthly energy bill.
Such a small device can have large consequences on your monthly bills. A broken thermostat can create massive energy waste by cycling on and off repeatedly, or never turning off at all. This exorbitant use will certainly impact your bill if you don’t act immediately. If your thermostat is broken or malfunctioning, contact a serviceman for repairs. Or replace it with a smarter, green thermostat to save money.
Water damage stinks. Leaking coolant or water in your HVAC system not only creates expensive replacement costs, but it also could lead to wire corrosion and water damage in the surrounding compartment. A routine inspection will help you spot these leaks ahead of time and prevent unnecessary damages.
For addressing all of these sources of HVAC energy waste, give Gold Shield Services Inc. a call at (847) 553-4691. Our specialists will be happy to answer all your questions.