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2 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency Before Summer

Arianne Large - Thursday, May 26, 2016
HVAC Technician Inspecting Thermostat

Is it possible to increase your energy efficiency and still stay cool this summer? You bet! There are a lot of ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency before summer. Here are just 2 of them:

1. Upgrade Your Thermostat

One of the easiest ways to make your cooling system more efficient is with a programmable thermostat. One of the things that uses a lot of energy in the summer is setting your thermostat at one temperature and leaving it.

Adjusting the temperature to make your house a little warmer when you’re not home can have a big impact on your energy use. A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set your desired temperatures, higher when you’re away from home and cooler when you’re home. It gives you the ability to customize your comfort to fit your lifestyle while helping you use less energy in the process.

2. Service Your Cooling System

Did you know that regular maintenance can make your HVAC run more efficiently? Not only will it help prevent breakdowns and cut down on potentially costly repairs, but regular maintenance on your cooling system, done in the spring before the weather gets hot, can help your system use less energy.

When your system is cleaned and properly lubricated, adjusted, and calibrated, it’s going to run at peak performance. Without any hindrances from system issues, it’s going to use less energy to keep up with cooling demands.

There are a lot of ways you can use less energy in your daily life. Making your air conditioner run more efficiently is a great place to start. Contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning to find out more about improving your energy efficiency.