When is the last time you thought about your home’s HVAC system? If you haven’t, it has probably been running properly. On the other hand, ignoring it might mean it’s costing more money than it should. Here are a few tips to help you save as much energy as possible while your HVAC system is operating.

1. Replace Your Air Conditioning Unit – If you air conditioning unit is old, you should consider replacing it with a new model. Modern AC units have higher ratings when it comes to energy efficiency than their predecessors. These modern units will end up saving you money over time because of the reduction in your utility bills.

2. Filters – Replace your air filters on a monthly basis during the summer. A clogged filter forces the unit to have to work harder, increasing the amount of energy needed to power it. A clean system is a happy system and one of the main ingredients in a clean HVAC system is new air filters.

3. Thermostat – A modern thermostat is also a valuable tool in the lowering of monthly utility bills. One of the biggest causes of people being overcharged for utilities is their HVAC system running when it doesn’t have to. This problem is eliminated with an automated thermostat because the homeowner can control whether or not their system is running even when they aren’t home. Most newer homes have these thermostats but there are some HVAC systems that need to be modernized.

If you do these three things, you will be surprised at the amount of money saved each month on your energy bills. On top the money you save, you will be helping the environment, making it a win-win for your wallet and your local ecosystem. Contact an HVAC professional today if you are wondering about ways to improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system.