Keeping your home Energy Efficient
With the high price of energy, finding ways to make your home more energy efficient is top of mind for all of us. Whether you’re trying to be environmentally friendly or reduce your monthly utility bills – there are a few things you can do to help lower your energy consumption.
Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
First, consider upgrading less efficient equipment to a high-efficiency system and schedule regular maintenance, with a trusted and professional HVAC technician. It takes a lot to keep your heating and cooling equipment running, so you want to make sure your system is operating smoothly and as efficiently as possible.
Replace HVAC Filter
Second, be sure to replace your furnace filter regularly. A dirty furnace filter causes your furnace’s blower motor to work harder to move the warm air throughout your home. That means it takes more energy for your furnace to keep your home at your preferred temperature. So be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended replacement cycle to help avoid unnecessary energy consumption.
Upgrade your Thermostats
Third, think about upgrading to a programmable or WIFI enabled learning thermostat. This new type of thermostat will regulate itself automatically by recording your usage patterns, eventually learning the exact temperature you like at each time of the day and minimize energy waste.
Implement Zoning Options
And lastly, consider implementing zoning options for a targeted temperature in different areas of the home. Directing heat to only the areas where is needed; when it’s needed, can make a difference in your home’s energy use.
There are also other simple ways you can help bring down energy consumption like ensuring your doors and windows are well insulated and sealed or using a ceiling fan to help distribute warmed or cooled air throughout your home.
If you have questions about energy savings in your home or are looking to upgrade to more energy efficient heating and cooling equipment, call us today. Our knowledgeable team of Home Comfort Advisors are committed to answering your questions and assessing your needs to find the right, energy-saving solution for you and your home.
So remember, for all of your home comfort needs, Call on Reliance™.