Improving your home’s energy efficiency not only saves money, but it also benefits the environment. Making just minor adjustments in your daily lifestyle can help!
Here are just a few benefits:
- More comfortable & desirable temperatures
- Reduced condensation & mold
- Increased home value
- Reduced greenhouse gas emissions & fossil fuel use
You’ve probably wanted to address these issues for years but just haven’t gotten around to it. There’s no better time to take action than now with winter just around the corner. Here are a few ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency:
Maintain HVAC units
Maintain your HVAC units by cleaning or changing your filters and consider a tune-up.
Power Down Electronics
Use a power strip for your electronics and when not in use, power it down and unplug it from your wall.
Inspect all your old appliances and consider upgrading to new ones that are more energy efficient.
Install LED Lights
Consider switching all light bulbs that are incandescent to LED. LED lights are much more energy efficient, and the last longer too!
Air Duct Cleaning Improves All Around Energy Efficiency
Air ducts aren’t something that people typically think about everyday, but they are constantly working to help your home. How might you ask?
The HVAC system is one of your home’s biggest sources of energy. Your home’s source of heat is essentially the lungs of your house. It “inhales” dirt, dust, pet dander, and other contaminants. These contaminants build in your home’s air ducts and are “exhaled” amongst the air that you breathe in daily. In addition, to poor air quality, your home’s energy system has to work harder to reach the desired temperature set, increasing your bills.
Not only does cleaning your air ducts reduce your monthly bills, clean air ducts mean the system lasts longer. Chances are if the system is poorly maintained, it will break down quicker due to overuse.