Three Surefire Ways to Increase your Energy Efficiency
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | Smoak's Comfort Control
Maintenance agreements are special arrangements to provide routine maintenance for your HVAC system. Having this routine maintenance can help keep your HVAC system running reliably and efficiently. This, in turn, can help save you money. Besides maintenance agreements, here are a few things you can do to increase your home or office's energy efficiency.
Install a More Energy Efficient HVAC System
If it has been ten years or more since you had your HVAC system installed, you would probably benefit from one of the contemporary, modern HVAC systems currently on the market. The main advantage would be energy efficiency. With less energy usage, you would save money, which would help pay for the cost of the new HVAC system.
Keep in mind that a brand new system is expensive, and if your current system is working just fine, you shouldn't feel pressured to get a brand new one. However, it is a surefire option for increasing your energy efficiency.
Use a Programmable Thermostat
If you don't have one, now is the time to install a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats allow you to set your thermostat to a setting that uses less energy when no one is home or in the office. Then, right before people start arriving, the thermostat will activate per its programming and warm up (or cool off) the home or building, so no one will ever notice the indoor temperature was uncomfortable just a short time before.
Seal All Air Leaks
No matter how efficient your HVAC system is, if the warm or cool air it generates leaks out of the building through cracks and gaps in the windows and doors, you will waste a lot of energy. To avoid this, use caulk and weather stripping to close any air gaps around your windows and doors.
To learn more about how maintenance agreements can improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system or to get other energy efficiency tips, contact our team of experts at Smoak's Comfort Control today.