HVAC Changes for Big Savings
May 4, 2017
When you're trying to save energy and money, it isn't always necessary to make huge alterations to the way your household operates. Instead, we would suggest that you make these small changes and reap the benefits:
Switch to Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs
All you need to do here is unscrew the traditional bulbs in your home and screw in more energy-efficient ones like CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) or LED (light-emitting diode). Both of these types of lightbulbs use only a fraction of the energy utilized by traditional ones, and replacement is cheap and easy.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
If your home is still using a manual thermostat, it's time to upgrade to a programmable model that will allow you to have better control over your HVAC system. With these units, you can set the days and times that your system switches on and off, which will help you decrease your energy costs.
Raise the Temperature
The use of an air conditioner contributes a great deal to nearly every homeowner's monthly utility bill once the weather warrants it. We understand that temperatures are going to begin rising soon, but if you can raise the temperature by even just a degree or two, your system won't run as often.
Seal Air Leaks Around Doors and Windows
Air leaks throughout your home will force your HVAC system to run longer, which can lead to a huge waste of energy. The edges around doors and windows are the biggest culprits, so it's important that you seal them with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping.
Grab a Fan
By design, an air conditioner cools off your entire home at once. If only one or two rooms are occupied, that can lead to an incredible waste of money. The use of a fan is often enough for one or two persons to stay cool, and will cost you a lot less to operate.
If you'd like to learn more about small changes that you can make to save energy and money, contact the professionals at Lozier Heating & Cooling. We've been serving the HVAC needs of Des Moines since 1974.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Des Moines, Iowa area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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