I like to save money, especially when it comes to HVAC equipment.
My energy bills with my HVAC equipment is something I am constantly analyzing.
The idea of paying a ton just to have heating and cooling doesn’t sit well with me. I have learned how I cut expenses though. I make sure to not leave my door or windows open. I also have caulked around the windows, added insulation around the baseboards and checked around my door for cracks. I even splurged for ductwork sealing to make sure a tiny hole in the ducts were not causing a big jump in my energy bills. I make sure that I don’t heat and cool unused rooms. Investing in a ductless HVAC unit and having zone control wasn’t cheap. Over time it has saved me money. Rooms I am in are the only ones getting heating or cooling. My bedroom is not getting anything until I go to sleep at night. My home gym only gets one hour of AC. It keeps the costs low and I don’t notice a difference. Another perk is my ductless system is a heat pump. How the heat pump provides heating and cooling is quite efficient. It doesn’t create heat, but instead uses heat energy already in the air. It just pumps it indoors for heating and outdoors for a cooling effect. I get cleaner air quality doing this as well. All of my investments cost a lot upfront, but overtime I am saving energy and money. I think everything was worth it at the end of the day.