Increase Your Homes Energy Efficiency.

I do not know about you but no matter if it is winter, summer or fall saving money is always a great idea. One of the easiest ways is by increasing your homes energy efficiency. Just because your neighbor bought the most expensive HVAC system on the market, doesn’t mean it is any better than yours. You do not need to go out and buy a furnace that is top of the line to be energy efficient. You can do little tweaks that will help not only your heating and cooling bill, it will help your lifestyle.

Think like this, heating and cooling easily makes up 50% of your energy bill. This means it should put some pep in your step to save money. We are going to discuss ways to help you save money.

 

Technology

If you are a tech person you know life is changing fast. Well the HVAC industry is keeping up. You can now get a programmable thermostat. This means when you are not home your heating and cooling system will be shut off. You can program it to kick on right when you get home, or when ever. You can now operate your thermostat from your phone. So if the you know the summer is going to be hot you can always take care of the dogs. A nest thermostat will save you money by letting you control the furnace from the other side of the world. You do need a WiFi connection at home for it to connect to.

 

Home Maintenance

One of the best ways you can impact your heating and cooling bill is your filter. Your filter needs to be changed monthly. The filter catches crap so you do not have to breathe it in. When the filter gets dirty it make your system run harder. When the furnace runs harder it is going to eat away your pocket. Energy efficiency requires elbow grease.Please change the filter. You can also get a little deeper into cleaning your air. You can buy a special UV light that will help kill other particles that the filter let slip through. If you have a green thumb, plants are a perfect way to keep your system efficient. We have plants that will help clean your air. We did a article on our previous post about plants.

 

Staying healthy is important. Take care of your HVAC system and it will take care of you.

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