Are you worried about the amount of energy you are using with your HVAC system, either due to wanting to save money or use less environmental resources? If so, here are some tips that can help you save energy.

Install A Smart Thermostat

The first thing you should do is install a smart thermostat in your home. These thermostats provide much more control over your heating and cooling in ways that are not possible with a traditional thermostat. In addition to being able to create a complicated schedule with an app, smart thermostats are capable of learning when you are home and when you're away. The thermostat is capable of using a motion sensor to see when people come home and learning to turn on the HVAC system automatically. It can also use your phone's location to tell when you leave and are on your way home.

Use Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are not just to cool you down when you are not using your HVAC system. They are also capable of circulating the air to make your system more effective. In the summer, you'll want your ceiling fans to spin in a cointer-clockwise direction so that the fans push air down into the center of the room to make you feel cool. In the winter, you want the ceiling fans to spin clockwise to move the hot air away from the top of the room due to how heat rises.

Close Your Curtains

You should avoid letting the sun in during hot summer days, since that heat is going to heat up your home while you're not there. Your air conditioner will then have to work harder to cool down your home when you arrive in the evening. Block out the light to have a cooler house and use less energy to keep it that way.

Run The HVAC System Fan

Your HVAC system should have a fan mode that allows air to circulate through your home without running the cooling or heating element. You can schedule this fan to run frequently so that the air travels through the home and makes it feel more comfortable. You'll end up turning on the HVAC system less as a result.

These are just a few tricks that can help your HVAC system be more energy efficient. Speak to a residential heating and cooling company for more ideas on more ways that you could be saving energy.