4 Practical Ways to Go Green With Your HVAC This Winter
Originally published Dec. 26, 2019, updated Jan. 11, 2022.<
The mild winters in Victorville, California, can be a great time to go green with your HVAC system. Heating or cooling your home with an inefficient system can be a major energy drain, and it’s important to do everything you can to maximize the efficiency of your HVAC system. Here are four ways to go greener this year and enjoy better HVAC energy efficiency.
Install a Smart Thermostat for Your HVAC System
Smart thermostats learn from your habits to efficiently heat and cool your home. They are designed to keep your system from working too hard and can be accessed from your phone or tablet, giving you control and using less energy in the process.
Make Sure Your HVAC System Is the Right Size for Your Home
Contrary to popular belief, bigger isn’t always better when it comes to HVAC system sizes. For maximum efficiency and energy savings, you want to ensure your system is the right size for your home. If your system’s too large, it won’t cycle long enough to condition all of the rooms in your home accurately, and if it’s too small, it will run more frequently for longer periods of time and use too much energy.
Control the Temperature with Natural Resources
One way to become greener is to utilize natural ways to heat or cool your home. Open the curtains to let the sunlight in and heat the house during the day, or close them to keep in the cool air. Fireplaces, gas heaters, or wood stoves work well for natural heating on cooler evenings.
Make Sure Your Home Is Insulated Well
When your home is not insulated well, it can lead to an overuse of energy. Your system will work harder to heat or cool a home that is poorly insulated, and it can very quickly overwork your HVAC unit. This causes your unit to overextend itself while trying to sustaining comfortable temperatures.
Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning is always happy to help you go greener and answer questions about our HVAC services that will help your HVAC system be more energy efficient.