Posted on: Aug 01, 2017
Creating an energy efficient home helps you save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars annually. While most of this stems from your heating and cooling costs, you can save money in water consumption while cutting down on other appliance usages.
There are all sorts of ways to create energy efficient homes, although many of these do require a larger up-front investment, paying for itself in the future. That is why Airco Service can assist you in making your home more energy efficient without breaking the bank.
Fix the Weather Stripping
Weather stripping around doors and windows crack over time. Weather stripping that is stiffer offers very little give, resulting in drafts and a loss of your treated air.
Installing new weather stripping is inexpensive and is easy to do. This simple fix will reduce your energy consumption and rid your house of those uncomfortable drafts.
Search for Cracks
Look around the outside of your house for cracks. These cracks expose the interior of your home to air from the outside. It also puts you in greater danger of rodent and insect problems. Filling these cracks is not a challenging project. By filling in the cracks, you help cut down on your energy loss without spending a lot of money.
Clean Your HVAC System
Over time, your HVAC system will become dirty. The vents collect dust while ductwork may naturally circulate debris while forcing your furnace or AC unit to work harder to maintain the desired temperature.
Efficient homes should have the HVAC system inspected at least once a year, including having a vent and duct cleaning performed. Cleaning goes a long way in identifying potential problems while boosting energy efficiency.
New filters go along with cleaning your HVAC system. You should swap out the air filters every few months. Depending on your allergies and other problems you may want to consider swapping out the filters every two months. Every time you switch in the new filters, you will see drops in cost.
By taking advantage of these inexpensive fixes, you should start to see your energy consumption begin to drop down. It also improves your home’s comfort level as well.
Call to Action
If you are looking for ways to save money while going green with your home, give Airco Service a call today.
Our professionals are ready to help you realize your full energy efficient home dreams!