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How We Can Help You Cut Down on Your Year-Round Heating & Cooling Costs

If you’re looking for ways to cut down on the cost of energy for heating and cooling your home, there are some services you can invest in to do just that. An investment in energy efficiency doesn’t just save you money from month to month. It also lightens the load on your HVAC system so that it can have a longer lifespan with less wear and tear.

When you’re looking for an HVAC company in Troy, MI to partner with, look no further than the Charter team. We are here to help with all of your HVAC needs, big and small. Keep reading to learn more about some of the valuable services we offer and how each one helps to boost energy efficiency.

HVAC Maintenance

Scheduling maintenance for both your air conditioner and your heater is one of the best ways to save on energy costs. Maintenance tune-ups can help your HVAC system operate with greater energy efficiency, ultimately using less energy to produce results. 

This will save you money in two ways. First, you’ll save on your month-to-month energy costs for heating and cooling. But you’ll also save by needing fewer repairs to your HVAC system and have the unit last longer because of the extra care.

Duct Services

If you have a forced-air system with attached ductwork, there’s only so much your heater and air conditioner can do to keep your home comfortable. The attached ductwork plays a huge role in channeling heated and cooled airflow into your home. 

Every three to five years, you should have your ductwork cleaned out to eliminate dust and dirt. Then it should be re-sealed to ensure the entire network of ducts is airtight. This helps more heated or cooled air to reach your home versus escaping through tiny holes that form over time. Losing just 20% of conditioned air can increase your energy costs by as much as 50%.

Smart Thermostats

If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, it’s a great idea to invest in one. Smart thermostats are programmable so you can make automated changes to heating and cooling. For example, if you want to lower the heat by a few degrees during the day while you’re away from home, you can select settings within your smart thermostat to do that automatically. 

Then your smart thermostat will increase the temperature once again at a pre-selected time before you plan to return home again. Smart thermostats can even learn from your usage and make recommendations for saving even more on energy costs.

Indoor Air Quality

You may think of a whole-house air purifier as an add-on that only benefits your indoor air quality. However, these air purifiers can also benefit your home in other ways. By helping to elevate indoor air quality, a whole-house air purifier can lighten the load on your HVAC system. With less harmful particles moving through the air, your HVAC system can work more efficiently to heat and cool your home.

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for gas furnace service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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