DIY Projects

Project File #21
Do It Yourself
As Soon As Possible
Energy savings and increased comfort

When you know your HVAC system, you can go the extra mile to make it energy efficient.

There are many kinds of HVAC systems out there, and you may never have stopped to consider what kind your home uses. But knowing how yours works puts you in a better position to make the changes that will increase efficiency and comfort in your home.

Project Overview

Tools and Materials:

  • Screwdriver
  • Electrician’s pliers
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Electrical tape


  • Disconnect power sources and exercise common sense when working with electricity
  1. Inspect your HVAC system to determine what kind your home uses. While the majority of American homes use a forced-air system, equipment such as furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners may vary from home to home.
  2. The use of temperature control and programmable thermostats can go a long way toward helping improve the overall efficiency of your home’s HVAC system.

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