If you're like most homeowners, you likely rely on your HVAC system throughout the year to keep temperatures comfortable inside. But with regular use, your HVAC system is put through a lot of wear and tear that can inhibit proper performance and increase your energy costs. Here are a few things you can do to ensure optimal HVAC performance year-round and decrease your overall energy expenses:
Replace Your Thermostat
Installing a programmable thermostat in your home that's compatible with your current HVAC system is sure to help decrease your monthly power bills by up to 15 percent and will enable you to manage indoor temperatures whether or not you're home.
After some time, the drain valve that is located on the lower end of your hot water heater can begin to leak or get clogged. If you are having one or both of these problems, don't worry, you can fix it.
If you are trying to drain your water heater for your yearly flush and the water just won't come out, the valve is likely clogged with sediment or debris.