If you’re like most people, you’re looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of your home. But, like most people, you probably also want them to be easy. Here are some simple measures you can take now:
As Simple as the Air Filter
This might seem too simple, but a dirty air filter can have a big impact on the amount of energy your HVAC system uses. The filter is primarily in place to prevent dirt and debris from entering the equipment, but if the filter is dirty, the air can’t pass through effectively. This causes the equipment to have to work extra hard to do the same amount of cooling. Changing your air filter regularly can help reduce your energy use.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
A great and easy way to use less energy and still stay cool this summer is by upgrading your thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to customize your cooling based on your lifestyle and when you’re home and when you’re away. If you boost it up to a smart thermostat with Wi-Fi capabilities, you can even control and monitor your energy use when you’re away from home.
Sign Up for Regular Maintenance
A system that works properly is a system that is going to be energy efficient. Regular maintenance will keep your heating and cooling system clean and running smoothly. Any issues will be repaired before they become big problems and start to cause breakdown of the system, which would make it use more and more energy as it works to keep up with demand.
Want to save money on your energy bills? There are some simple ways you can spend less money on utilities and still stay cool this summer. For more ideas on increasing your energy efficiency, contact the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling today.