How much energy does an HVAC system use?

The energy consumption of your HVAC system depends on its efficiency, the area of the country in which it's being installed, and the kind of fuel the system will be using. This can also make costs vary.

Energy consumption for an HVAC system is determined by several contributing factors, the most influential among them being: the efficiency of system components, whether or not the system is appropriately sized for your home, the climate where you live, and what you or your family consider ideal indoor comfort.

Let's start by examining some industry-standard efficiency rating systems and which are the most important when evaluating an HVAC system component and its expected energy consumption over time.

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How do I maintain my HVAC system?

Like any other piece of machinery, HVAC systems require periodic servicing to ensure proper performance and the unit's longevity. There are routine maintenance tasks that practically any homeowner can perform, and there are more sophisticated, scheduled maintenance measures that most homeowners should leave to a licensed HVAC professional. We recommend having your system professionally serviced twice a year, ideally in the spring and fall before peak usage seasons.

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