Does your new home promise higher energy efficiency?
Congratulations on your new home, and on the potential for greater energy efficiency! New construction homes are more energy efficient than ever, but there are still ways to reduce your energy use and get the most out of your new digs. Whether your home is brand new or you bought an existing one, there are three things you need to know about energy efficiency.
One: Understand the Importance of Air Filters
No matter how new your home is, or how updated your heating and cooling system, you still need to make sure you're changing your air filters regularly. This means that, ideally, you should put in a new filter every three months. Why? Because a dirty, clogged air filter is going to slow down your system, make it harder to pull in air. This makes it use more energy than it would normally need to do the same job.
Two: Use Your Smart Thermostat
If your house is brand new, hopefully it included a smart thermostat. If your house is older, it's time to invest in one. A smart thermostat is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to save a lot of money over a long period of time by managing your temperature control and energy use. A quick tutorial and you'll be on your way to getting the most out of it.
Three: Maintenance Agreements
Regular service is another way to ensure your HVAC system continues to run at peak performance. When it gets TLC twice a year, you can rest assured it's going to be at its most efficient. You'll also have reduced potential for breakdowns and expensive issues.
Energy efficiency is important, especially when you're a new homeowner, and it's easy to get all the advice you need from the pros. Just contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.