Reducing Energy Costs Year-Round

Seasons come and go, and with it, the changing needs from your heating and air conditioning system. When temperatures are mild, you’re able to turn the thermostat down and open the windows. But if the mercury soars or if temperatures drop below freezing, turning on your HVAC is a must. Your heating and cooling costs account for a large majority of your monthly electric bill. Fortunately, there are ways to cut energy costs and improve your HVAC’s energy efficiency, even during the most changeable seasons.

Seal Drafts

When asked, most homeowners say the draftiest areas in their homes are around windows and doors, but did you know that attics typically lose the most heat and air conditioning?

To stop air leaks, use a combination of caulk, expandable foam or weatherstripping to plug any holes.

Inspect Attic Insulation

It’s not uncommon for older homes to allow air to leak through the ceiling into the attic. And regardless of whether it’s summer or winter, these air leaks can increase your monthly energy bill. In addition to sealing leaks, high-quality attic insulation can cut energy losses even further.

Schedule Routine HVAC Maintenance

Regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance is another way to lower monthly electric bills. In addition to cleaning your HVAC unit, calibrating it for efficiency, and tightening loose electrical connections, technicians can perform routine duct sealing, which also prevents warm or cool air from escaping outside.

Finding ways to reduce your energy consumption doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, a few simple choices can make a huge difference. For more energy-saving tips, contact us today at (407) 490-2070.

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