Energy efficiency isn't a pipe dream you can't achieve without suffering. In fact, energy efficiency is just a few simple steps away. Here are three things you can do today to save on your energy bills:
Change #1: Seal up the House
Closing up any gaps or cracks can have a big impact on how much energy you're using. As heat and cool seeps out of your house, you pay the price with higher energy bills. Having any cracks filled and aging weather stripping replaced will result in lower energy use and a more consistently comfortable home.
Change #2: Try out a Fan
A fan is a great way to help boost the power of your air conditioner. Using a ceiling or floor fan in the summer can make a room feel up to 10 degrees cooler, and use a fraction of the energy of central air conditioning. While it's probably not enough to make you give up your AC altogether, it can be a great compliment to the HVAC system to help keep your house feeling cooler without using more energy.
Change #3: Upgrade the Old Thermostat
One of the easiest ways to have a big impact on your energy efficiency is by upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat. You can control how much you cool your home and when you cool it. And with a smart thermostat, you can make adjustments via a Wifi connection from anywhere, anytime. You can also monitor your energy use in real-time so you can better manage and control how much energy you're using.
You can make simple changes to save money on your utility bills. For more information and creative ideas to increase your energy efficiency, contact our team of experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.