How to Ensure Your House is Running Efficiently

Making sure your HVAC is working efficiently is important for the comfort of your home, your health, and the environment, plus – it could save you lots of money in the long run.

If energy efficiency is your big concern, knowing that about half of the energy used in your home goes towards heating and cooling, it only makes sense to ensure your home’s HVAC system is operating efficiently.

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When it comes to comfort and safety of your home, you want to avoid having issues with your HVAC unit especially when extreme temperatures hit and you need your heater or AC to be working at its optimum level.

There are many aspects to consider when determining if your house is running efficiently, such as how quickly your HVAC system heats or cools; if the target temperature gets reached and whether the system maintains the target temperature throughout the day and night.

If there’s a concern, is it an issue with temperature or airflow, a design error or a clogged filter? Do you need a furnace repair or just a furnace service; a boiler repair or replacement?

So how can you be sure that you are providing your home with the most efficient system that keeps you comfortable all year round and saves you energy dollars?


Preventive measures are the best way to maintain the health and efficiency of your HVAC unit.

Ensure the longevity and proper operation of your system by regular inspection and service.

A yearly tune-up of your HVAC equipment can improve efficiency and comfort of your system.

Check your heating and cooling system for leaks to make sure that you don’t have any big air leaks in your house and the duct system, as they can be the real sources of problems rather than your HVAC equipment.

See if your home has proper insulation and sealing – it will help your HVAC system run much more efficiently and safely. Look to seal ducts that move air to-and-from a forced air furnace, central air conditioner, or heat pump, and any other ducts that you can access in the heated or cooled part of the house. They are often big energy wasters.

It’s a smart decision to be proactive, and by doing regular servicing of your HVAC units you may be preventing costly repairs or replacements down the road.

And, some of the easy things you can do yourself today to help keep your house run more efficiently is to change your air filter regularly and install a programmable thermostat.

You can arrange for UGI Heating, Cooling and Plumbing’s energy efficiency professional to perform an energy assessment on your home.

If you do need to replace your current system with the newer technology, our HVAC contractors will make sure your new heating, cooling, or plumbing system is properly sized and installed to get the best performance and run more efficiently, potentially saving you significantly on both your upfront expenses and energy bills in the future.

Our remarkable team of HVAC contractors and technicians delivers solutions to make sure your home is safe, comfortable, and runs efficiently.

Rely on UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for all of your whole-home HVAC needs in Lancaster, PA, Reading, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Bethlehem, PA and surrounding areas.

Contact us today to schedule a furnace service, a boiler repair, or for any other HVAC issues or questions.