Increase airflow by installing additional air returns.
A return air run pulls air from your home and transports it to the heating and cooling system where it is heated or cooled and returned back to the home through the vents. If your home only has one air return vent, it can be difficult to get this air to your heating and cooling system. By adding additional air returns to your home, you will create better airflow and allow your system to run at optimum efficiency. Of course, a more efficient system results in energy savings. In addition to these benefits, your system may also operate more quietly, which is an added bonus that contributes to your overall home comfort.
Use smart technologies to save energy.
Programmable thermostats are a great way to save energy, with no effort expended on your part. You can program these thermostats to adjust the temperature when you are away from home, which can result in significant savings in energy costs. In fact, EnergyStar states that these technologies can save you nearly $180 a year. After all, why should your system work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature when you are away at work?
You can program the thermostat to adjust a few degrees while you are away, and adjust back to your desired temperature around the time that you come home. Others go one step further and set their thermostat to adjust while they are sleeping as well. Going on vacation? Here’s another great chance to preserve unnecessary energy and reserve energy savings for you!