Spring is in full swing, and now is the perfect time to rethink your energy use and make easy changes to reduce energy consumption around the home. Little changes can have a big impact not only on how comfortable you and your family are inside your home but also on how much green you have left in your pocket after paying your energy bills. As a bonus, saving energy helps your HVAC system work more efficiently. Dive into the tips that follow to save energy around your home this spring.
Schedule Seasonal HVAC Maintenance
Keeping your HVAC system running at its best requires regular upkeep and maintenance. Reach out to your local professional HVAC team for cooling and heat pump services. Part of a regular tune-up includes checking refrigerant levels to ensure that your system isn’t being overworked. It also takes a look at your home cooling system’s ductwork to discover any gaps that might reduce your unit’s efficiency. Your HVAC specialist will also pinpoint any leaks and fix them so that your home stays cooler and your energy bills stay lower. Be sure to replace your HVAC filter regularly to enhance system functionality.
Install/Use Ceiling Fans
If your home is equipped with ceiling fans, make use of them! A ceiling fan can help distribute cool air in the warm months and warm air in the cool months, both of which help your HVAC system run more efficiently. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, if you run ceiling fans in the home, you can set your thermostat up 4 degrees, effectively reducing the cost of cooling your home by around one-third.
Get Rid of Gaps Around Windows and Doors
Gaps and cracks around windows and doors can really raise your cooling (and heating) costs by allowing air to escape from your home. Don’t let your hard-earned money float out the window. Seal any gaps around doors and windows and take care of drafts to reduce energy costs from five to thirty percent.
Use Exhaust Fans
The use of exhaust fans doesn’t just improve air quality in your home. It also removes hot air from your home, making it easier for your HVAC system to keep it comfortable inside.
Trust the professional HVAC team at Dilling to get your HVAC system operating at peak functionality this spring.