One little tip for you that would help you both save energy and to extend the life of your central heating and air conditioning system is to get extra insulation for your home.
Even if you feel that the insulation in your home is in perfect shape, don’t let that fool you.
Check your walls and windows for air pockets. Because if you have any, that means you need the extra padding. When your insulation isn’t right, it causes your central heating and air conditioning system to work overtime to heat and cool your home. This causes higher electric bills that can be avoided. Not to mention, it will also extend the life of your central heating and air conditioning system if it is not overworking itself. This is where insulation comes in. Many do not even bother to think about insulation when it comes to their central heating and air conditioning system. They just think that if the central heat and a/c unit is totally up to date and pretty new that everything is perfect. No! That is not the case at all! Insulation is actually everything when it comes to heating and cooling in your home. If you have the outside air seeping in, that is all the extreme weather getting in your home. Also if you have air quality issues in your area, bad insulation can cause bad air quality and make even a whole home air purification system not do its job properly. So check your insulation and be much happier tomorrow. Trust me, it is the truth. I know from experience!