Energy-Saving Tips

Your HVAC system uses a significant amount of energy to keep your home perfectly climate controlled—in fact, it uses more energy than any other system in your home. Reducing the amount of energy that your HVAC unit uses is an easy process that can give you significant savings on your utility bills each year.

Install Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are the perfect accompaniment to your existing HVAC system. In the summertime, they help to circulate cool air through your home, and in the winter, they are able to push warm air down from the ceiling. Better circulating the air, reduces overall energy consumption and lowers utility bills.

Seal Air Leaks

The US Department of Energy touts sealing air leaks as “one of the quickest energy- and money-saving tasks you can do.” Air leaks allow your pre-heated and cooled air to leak out of your home and outside air to leak in. It’s easy to find and fix air leaks by holding a smoke pen or lit candle near potential leak locations on a windy day. Once you find the leaks, use caulk or weather-stripping to seal up the leak.

Regularly Maintain Your HVAC

It’s a simple truth: an HVAC system that is working at its best uses less energy to heat and cool your home than one that isn’t. In order to keep your HVAC system operating perfectly, you need to schedule regular maintenance service twice a year, once in spring and once in autumn. These maintenance inspections will help you to discover any potential issues with your system for the upcoming hot or cold season and repair them before they become a problem.

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