How To Save Money on Your Heating Bill With Proper HVAC Maintenance

Written by Economic Development Jobs on March 10, 2019. Posted in Mechanical contractors, Residential attic insulation

Whether you crank up the air conditioning in the dog days of summer or turn up the furnace in the bitter cold of winter, everyone loves the ability to control their home heating and cooling system.

Air conditioning is used in the United States more than all other nations combined. Eighty four percent of all homes in the United States have some sort of air conditioning. When it comes to energy use, heating and cooling account for 48% of the energy use in a typical home.

But turning up the heat on the furnace cranking the air conditioning comes with a cost. The U.S. Department of Energy says that anywhere from 25 to 40% of the energy used in the heating and cooling of a home is wasted. The energy is wasted do in part to contaminants in the HVAC system, causing it to work harder.

The Heating, Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system is one that combines all three functions or buildings and homes: a furnace, a venting system and air conditioning.

Having a proper heat